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2013-12-02 16:24:06

Administration Commits to Providing up to $5 Billion Over Next Three Years WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an address recognizing World AIDS Day, President Barack Obama announced today that the U.S. Administration will commit up to $5 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years. Specifically, he said the United States will contribute $1 for every $2 provided by other donors worldwide through 2016, up to $5...

2013-02-26 00:21:27

New Video Builds Momentum in Global Effort to End Neglected Tropical Diseases by 2020 WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a hard-hitting new video released today, celebrities from around the world called for support in the global effort to control and eliminate seven diseases that plague more than 1 billion people around the world, including 500 million children. In the video, international actors and musicians witness the devastation neglected tropical diseases...

2013-01-16 04:21:26

NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global partners in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have made substantial progress over the past year, with more than 40 countries delivering detailed plans to control and eliminate these diseases and major pharmaceutical companies donating more than one billion treatments to meet 100 percent of drug requests by endemic countries. These successes are outlined in a new report, From Promises to Progress, released today in advance of...

2012-09-27 22:21:46

Successful Public-Private Partnerships Hope to Encourage Increased Private and Public Sector Participation BERLIN, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global health advocates and the pharmaceutical industry came together to discuss strategies for improved collaboration and increased private sector involvement in neglected tropical disease (NTD) treatment and control programs. During a workshop in Berlin, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Bill & Melinda...

2012-08-01 06:23:32

END7 campaign fights treatable Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) that infect more than 1 billion people WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrities from around the world called on their fans and followers to join the END7 campaign, a global effort to eliminate seven neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020. END7 is a campaign of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. Music, entertainment and fashion stars, including Katy Perry, Slash, Ewan McGregor, Stella McCartney,...

2012-04-12 10:22:19

"Harry Potter" star joins global effort to eliminate seven diseases by 2020 LONDON, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- British actor Tom Felton is calling on his fans to join him in the fight to eliminate seven neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020. As an ambassador for the END7 campaign, Felton is helping to raise public awareness about these devastating diseases of poverty that infect one in six people worldwide, including 500 million children. (Photo:...

2012-03-15 22:33:00

BRIGHTON, England, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Footwork, the newly-formed International Podoconiosis Initiative, brings together private and public partners to advance advocacy for and prevention and treatment of podoconiosis, popularly known as 'podo', one of the few readily-preventable and treatable Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Footwork envisions a world free of podoconiosis in our lifetime. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120315/DC71433)...

2012-01-30 05:00:00

GENEVA, January 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Donations focused on meeting new WHO targets for maximum impact against NTDs - Builds on industry's long-standing record of innovating treatments for neglected tropical diseases Today the research-based pharmaceutical industry announced donations of 14 billion treatments this decade to support the elimination or control of nine key neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Averaging 1.4 billion...

2012-01-10 05:00:00

The END7 Campaign is dedicated to building awareness of diseases that infect more than one billion people worldwide WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Launched today, the END7 campaign is dedicated to eliminating seven major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) as a public health threat to poor communities by the end of 2020. NTDs infect one in six people worldwide, including 500 million children, and carry a higher health burden than malaria and tuberculosis....

2011-06-21 12:32:22

Despite significant advancements in increasing distribution and development of vaccines against childhood killer diseases "“ including pneumococcal disease, rotavirus, and Haemophilus influenzae Type B "“ global efforts to reduce the burden of infection from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) has greatly lagged, argues Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) President Dr. Peter Hotez in an article for the June edition of Health Affairs. NTDs, a group of 17 parasitic infections, represent...