Pfizer recommits to eliminate blinding trachoma The pharmaceutical company Pfizer - through the International Trachoma Initiative - has recommitted its pledge to eliminate the leading cause of infectious blindness in the world, trachoma, by extending its donation of the preventive drug Zithromax® (azithromycin) to all those at risk through to 2025.
NTD announcements at the Commonwealth summit Trachoma funding, Ghana announces trachoma elimination, Botswana committed in fight against NTDs
The Commonwealth and a better future This week (16 to 20 April 2018), leaders are gathering in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018. With a packed agenda and forums, we’re working to ensure neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are part of the conversation and that leaders take action.
Penny Mordaunt sets out her vision for UK aid On 12 April 2018, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt not only set out her vision for UK aid, she also promised to redouble DFID’s efforts in the fight against polio, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, TB and AIDS.
Beating NTDs puts countries on the path to universal health coverage Access to health care should not be defined by how much money someone has, whether they live in a rural village or a bustling city, whether they are male or female, young or old, their ethnicity or whether they have a disability.