Neglected tropical diseases are finally getting the attention they deserve

by Sue Desmond-Hellmann
STAT, January 30, 2017

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https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/30/neglected-tropical-diseases-treatment/

When you work in global health, you get to witness some of humankind’s greatest achievements. Together, the world has cut child deaths by more than half since 1990, we are on the brink of eradicating polio, and we are reaching more people than ever with lifesaving vaccines. Yet one of the most inspiring success stories is perhaps the one most overlooked: the global effort to eliminate neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs. Much of the recent success stems from a meeting in London on Jan. 30, 2012 – five years ago today.

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