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Announcements and news about NTDs from around the globe.

Apr 22, 2017

About Grace Aciro Oyat - Inspirational award winner

Women in Focus awards | NTD Summit 2017 Mrs Grace Aciro Oyat won the Inspirational Award at our Women in Focus awards evening at NTD Summit 2017 . Background information about Grace's voltunary service in Lamwo District, northern Uganda Mrs...

Apr 18, 2017

World Leaders Recommit to Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases, 
Citing Remarkable Progress Since 2012

Governments and private donors pledge US$812 million around five-day summit in Geneva; World Health Organization releases data showing medicines to prevent NTDs reach nearly a billion people each year GENEVA (19 April 2017) – This week, leaders from governments, pharmaceutical...

Apr 15, 2017

UK government increases support in the fight against neglected tropical diseases

The announcement today by the UK government and the Department for International Development to increase its support in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, is truly remarkable. Neglected tropical diseases are preventable and treatable diseases that affect over 1 billion...

May 23, 2016

Uniting to Combat NTDs Stakeholders Celebrate the Launch of the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN)

MEDIA STATEMENT Uniting to Combat NTDs Stakeholders Celebrate the Launch of the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) 23 May 2016 – Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) welcomes the announcement by WHO AFRO and...

Oct 23, 2015

ASTMH Sample Itinerary

We hope you are all preparing for a successful week at the ASTMH! You may have noticed that there are hundreds of plenary sessions, scientific sessions, symposia, and external meetings to choose from covering a variety of topics, diseases, and...

Oct 6, 2015

Uniting to Combat NTDs Stakeholders congratulate scientists for the 2015 Nobel Prize

The stakeholders of Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) congratulate William C. Campbell , Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu for the prestigious award of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Women making shell decorations in a rehabilitation...

Jul 30, 2015

Uniting to Combat NTDs launches the 3rd Progress Report of the London Declaration on NTDs: A Photo Gallery

Natural History Museum 25 June 2015 Pre-launch coffee in Hintze Hall, Natural History Museum Launch of the 3rd Progress Report of the London Declaration on NTDs Aryc Mosher and Julie Jacobson of the Uniting to Combat NTDs Stakeholders’ Working Group...

Jul 21, 2015

NTD 3rd Progress Report Launch: Watch the Webcast

On Thursday 25 June, Uniting to Combat NTDs hosted an event at the Natural History Museum in London to launch the third progress report of the London Declaration on neglected tropical diseases. This is the video of the event. Chaired...

Jul 9, 2015

Country leadership and collaboration on #NTDProgress

In the course of human history, few public health efforts can match the scale and ambition of the endeavour to rid the world of 10 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Follow live! [<a href="//storify.com/CombatNTDs/3rd-progress-report-on-ntdprogress" target="_blank">View the story "Country leadership and collaboration...

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