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Neglect No More: Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases Helps Us All

David Fleming | Posted 03.20.2017 | Impact
David Fleming

Most Americans have never heard of them. But intestinal worms known as soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) were once endemic across Appalachia and the s...

Tackling NTDs -- Our Commitment To Effective Philanthropy

HRH Princess Lamia bin Majed AlSaud | Posted 01.23.2017 | Impact
HRH Princess Lamia bin Majed AlSaud

Too many people are suffering and too much potential is being wasted to settle for second best.

Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Best Buy in Global Health

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 10.12.2016 | Home
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

One of the lesser known success stories in global health is about the progress we have made over the past decade in controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases or NTDs. And yes, the term "neglected" is there for a reason: because these diseases affect the poorest of the poor and have endured largely due to indifference and neglect.

Summiting Kilimanjaro to See the End of NTDs

Kathy Spahn | Posted 06.11.2016 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

I have never been one to shy away from a challenge. Whether taking the train into New York City by myself as a young teen to attend dance classes with Alvin Ailey, or deciding at the age of 40 to abandon a career in the arts to get involved in the HIV/AIDS crisis, or, just ten years ago, taking the helm of one of the oldest NGOs in the U.S.

In Africa: Ebola Epidemic Exposes Underlying Cracks in the Health System

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

The outbreak demonstrates the critical need to strengthen health systems overall and dramatically increase the number of health workers, particularly in poor and rural areas where diseases can thrive undetected.

World Health Day

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

The global health community has a huge task ahead in order to control or eliminate the worst neglected tropical diseases transmitted by insects or snails.

America's 'New' Diseases of Poverty

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

Today the poorest people living in our nation still suffer from a group of diseases linked to extreme poverty, especially in the southern United States. Many of them will be afflicted with neglected tropical diseases. Are we ready?

South Sudan's Forgotten People and Their Forgotten Diseases

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Home
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

This week the community of tropical disease experts working in South Sudan is holding its collective breath over recent news of ethnic attacks, a potential for civil war, and the prospect that a public health tragedy could soon emerge in the region.

WATCH: Emily Blunt, Eddie Redmayne Can't Sit Through This Graphic Video

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact

More than 1 billion people suffer from natural tropical diseases that are so devastating, advocates who want to help can barely sit through a short vi...

Government Support Is Key to Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases

His Excellency John Kufuor | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
His Excellency John Kufuor

Africa is often the focus of the global agenda, yet across the continent millions of people are also suffering from a little known group of infections called neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs. More than one in six people worldwide are infected by NTDs -- and half that burden is here in Africa.

Campaign Spending: What Else Can $2 Billion Buy?

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

Even half of the $2 billion spent on the U.S. presidential campaign this year could go a long way toward controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases.

How We Can Eliminate 7 Neglected Diseases That Affect World's Poorest By 2020

Neeraj Mistry, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Neeraj Mistry, M.D.

We're at risk of failing the poorest nations if we don't step up our efforts to address a health concern that's connected to the success of nearly every important socio-economic development milestone. I'm talking about neglected tropical diseases.

Beyond Male And Female: Creativity, Risks, And Resilience Among Genderqueer People In The National Transgender Discrimination Survey

Jack Harrison-Quintana | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jack Harrison-Quintana

Are you male or female? For many people, answering this question doesn't cause a moment's hesitation. But for genderqueer people, this question isn't so easy to answer, and survey research that offers only two gender options may overlook genderqueer people's experiences altogether.

Inspiring a Generation of Women to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2012 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

It's not easy to introduce neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs, to first time audiences. The truth is they may be the most important diseases of girls and women you have never heard of.

To Be Rare Or to Be Neglected: For a Disease, That Is the Question

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 05.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Layla McCay

In terms of the science, it seems that "rare diseases" are more likely to be neglected than so-called "neglected tropical diseases." Perhaps in terms of NTDs, it's not the diseases but the people who have been neglected?

Nodding Disease: A Mother's Worst Nightmare

David Lindsay | Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact
David Lindsay

Imagine watching your neighbor's child suddenly come down with a mysterious disease that robs her of vitality and leads to a slow, confusing demise.

The London Declaration and Eliminating NTDs

Ned Breslin | Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact
Ned Breslin

Polio is a water-related disease and we were left behind. Malaria has water- and sanitation-related aspects and we are being left behind. And our most obvious sweet spot -- NTDs -- have just left us behind again.

The London Declaration: A Tipping Point For The World's Poor

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

In London today, global health leaders announced an unprecedented commitment to control or eliminate 10 diseases by the end of this decade.

A New Tropical Medicine Clinic for 'Third World America'

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

Poor economic conditions have been known to increase the risk of disease. But only recently have diseases of poverty, mostly associated with countries outside the U.S., been recognized as a problem here at home.

50 Cents Can Save A Child From Tropical Disease

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Their official name is 'Neglected Tropical Diseases' (NTDs), and they are a group of 13 bacterial and parasitic infections that afflict over 1.4 billi...

Miss Universe and Worms

Kari Stoever | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Stoever

Thanks to a partnership between the Miss Universe Organization and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Miss Universe will frequently be sharing headlines with worms.