#Neglected Tropical Diseases

  • Article: Hookworm Parasite Shows How Coronavirus Could Devastate Rural America

    Hookworm Parasite Shows How Coronavirus Could Devastate Rural America

    By Joe McCarthy|April 9, 2020

    The parasite, eradicated in much of the US, flourishes in low-income rural areas. Read more

  • Article: A New Youth-Led Organization Just Launched to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

    A New Youth-Led Organization Just Launched to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

    By Jackie Marchildon  and  Pia Gralki|Feb. 27, 2020

    The End the Neglect campaign aims to raise awareness and call for action on the elimination of NTDs. Read more

  • Article: Jan. 30 Is the First-Ever World NTD Day. What That Means — and Why It Matters

    Jan. 30 Is the First-Ever World NTD Day. What That Means — and Why It Matters

    By Jackie Marchildon|Jan. 30, 2020

    Neglected tropical diseases affect more than 1.5 billion people worldwide. Read more

  • Feature: Global Citizen’s Action Taker of the Week: Mandy Beck from Düsseldorf
    FeatureHealth

    Global Citizen’s Action Taker of the Week: Mandy Beck from Düsseldorf

    By Jana Sepehr|Jan. 28, 2020

    "We, as Global Citizens, stand for a world where health is not a privilege but a human right." Read more

  • Article: How One African Country Is Working to Eliminate a Neglected Tropical Disease

    How One African Country Is Working to Eliminate a Neglected Tropical Disease

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 24, 2020

    Trachoma, which can cause blindness, has been eliminated in 46 out of 50 regions in Uganda. Read more

  • Article: Uganda Could Be the First African Country to Eliminate This Blinding Disease

    Uganda Could Be the First African Country to Eliminate This Blinding Disease

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 24, 2020

    Nearly 21 million people worldwide are impacted by river blindness — and 99% are in Africa. Read more

  • Article: UK Announces 'Unprecedented' Commitment to Eliminate World's 5 Worst Neglected Tropical Diseases

    UK Announces 'Unprecedented' Commitment to Eliminate World's 5 Worst Neglected Tropical Diseases

    By Imogen Calderwood|Sept. 18, 2019

    It will protect 200 million people from debilitating diseases that can cause disability and death. Read more

  • Article: Kenya Is the Third African Country to Roll Out New Malaria Vaccine

    Kenya Is the Third African Country to Roll Out New Malaria Vaccine

    From Voice of America|Sept. 16, 2019

    The vaccine will be administered in four doses to children between 6 months and 2 years old. Read more