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.
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.
Sudan Sudan stops transmission of Guinea worm disease
Uniting to Combat NTDs congratulates South Sudan on interrupting transmission of Guinea worm disease, following a 15-month absence of cases. The South Sudanese minister of health made this historic announcement at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia today (21 March 2018) with the World Health Organization.