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Reasons To Be Cheerful In The Global Fight To Eliminate Blindness From Trachoma

Dr. Paul Emerson | Posted 03.13.2017 | Impact
Dr. Paul Emerson

Back then it was different. Subsistence farmers in Ethiopia owned only the clothes they worked in and did not wish to be photographed barefoot and gru...

Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Best Buy in Global Health

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

On Assignment: Trachoma In Tanzania

Julia Gunther | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Julia Gunther

If you're blind in the world's poorest countries you are likely -- on top of a life already made difficult by poverty, hunger and unemployment -- to face stigma and discrimination stemming from the belief that blindness is a curse.

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.

A Special Birthday Wish for Helen Keller

Kathy Spahn | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

Achieving the elimination of blinding trachoma in 2015 in Mali and Niger will reinforce the promise of global elimination for 2020 and can save the sight of thousands of children and adults. It can also serve as one of the greatest tributes to Helen Keller's legacy the world has ever seen.

The Eye of the Beholder: Why Fighting Trachoma Matters

Dr. Paul Emerson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Dr. Paul Emerson

Neglected diseases like trachoma may not be as well known as HIV/AIDS or malaria, but they also are not as far removed from the developed world as we think.

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.

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.

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.

Racing to Save the Eyesight of 84 Million People

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Ruxin

Last year, a horrible disease impaired and robbed 8 million people of their vision. Right now, 84 million people are infected with this disease. But there can also be cause for hope.