November 19th celebrates an underappreciated but life-saving invention: the toilet/ Although many inventions have led to significant improvements in public health- water chlorination, antibiotics, and vaccines, among many others- no other invention has had a greater impact than the toilet.

Global Network featured on AllAfrica.com

November 16, 2011 | AllAfrica.com

In their news story "Kenya: Nation Setting Sights on Elimating Blinding Disease," AllAfrica.com discusses NTD elimination programs in Kenya and includes several mentions of the Global Network. AllAfrica.com is the largest online distributor of Africa-focused news. Below is a clip that includes a quote by Global Network's managing director, Dr. Neeraj Mistry.

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Exclusive interview with Dr. Neeraj Mistry, managing director for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases

November 15, 2011 | Africa News Analysis (ANA)

By Musah Ibrahim Musah

“Addressing NTDs improves productivity and contribute to broader economic growth and prosperity of countries”

- says Dr Neeraj Mistry, Managing Director, Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases in an exclusive interview with ANA’s Musah Ibrahim Musah in Berlin, Germany.

Excerpts follow:

African News Analysis

The G7 and G20 summits are annual forums for heads of state to discuss global foreign policy issues.

This is the third post in a blog mini-series from the Dengue Vaccine Initiativeabout the collaborative work being done to ensure future access to dengue vaccines in developing nations.

NTD control is also important for success in fighting other important diseases – notably HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria.  In Africa, there are high rates of co-infection among NTDs and HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria, demonstrating an increased need for more research to unlock the links b

Today the Coalition against Typhoid (CaT) announces the launch of its new website, coalitionagainsttyphoid.org.

In January 2012, leaders from 13 pharmaceutical companies, the governments of the United States, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and other global health organizations gathered to sign the

Winter colds are never any fun – the high fever, the hacking cough, the difficulty breathing. Now imagine trying to struggle through all of that when you are undernourished, under five years old and under no care other than the worried eyes of your mother. Imagine dying of pneumonia.

In an op-ed published today in the GlobalPost, Sabin executive vice president Ciro de Quadros, M.D., M.P.H., looks back on his work treating communities in Brazil which were once devastated by smallpox and polio.

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