Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases


Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases

The [http://www.gnntdc.org/ Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (The Global Network)] is an alliance formed to help the 1 billion people who suffer from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Through effective collaboration and scaling up of disease interventions, the Global Network aims to improve childhood development, school attendance and performance, pregnancy outcomes and worker productivity among the world’s poorest populations – those who live on less than US $2/day.

Vision

The vision of the Global Network is a world free of NTDs in which people are healthy to develop fully, learn effectively, raise families, and be productive members of their communities.

Goals

-To effectively advocate for NTDs and supporting policies

-To mobilize resources to support the control of NTDs

A Brief History

The Global Network began in 2004, when leading neglected tropical diseases experts jointly published a series of policy papers recommending a new approach for the control and elimination of the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The papers highlighted the cost-savings and health-benefits of integrating the treatments for the five most common NTDs in an approach they call “rapid-impact.” Born out of the NTD Coalition at the Global Health Council, the Global Network was launched at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2006. The Global Network serves as a forum where NTD-focused organizations can work together to harmonize NTD control efforts and to build awareness, support and commitment among global policy makers and funding organizations.

Partners of the Global Network

* [http://www.sabin.org/ Sabin Vaccine Institute]
* [http://www.earth.columbia.edu/ The Earth Institute at Columbia University]
* [http://www.trachoma.org/ International Trachoma Initiative]
* [http://www.schisto.org/ Schistosomiasis Control Initiative]
* [http://www.filariasis.org/ Lymphatic Filariasis Support Centre]
* [http://www.hki.org/ Helen Keller International]
* [http://www.taskforce.org/ The Task Force for Child Survival and Development]

ee also

Sabin Vaccine Institute


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