Ethiopian Children

12 NTD Wishes for 2015

Jan 06, 2015 By: Karen Palacio, Program Director My parents immigrated to the United States in their early 20’s from Colombia and raised my sisters with strong cultural traditions, especially around the holidays.…

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A Look Back at 2014

Dec 31, 2014 The end of the year provides us all with a wonderful moment to stop and reflect on the past year and rejuvenate ourselves for the possibilities for the year ahead.…

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ASTMH 2014: A Hopeful Reality Check

Nov 21, 2014 By: Karen Palacio, Program Director and James Porter, Associate Director, External Relations This year’s Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) saw 4,400+ people gather in New Orleans, LA to share research, knowledge, and conversation on a multitude of topics related to tropical medicine.…

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Eliminating trachoma: With a little help from my friends

Nov 10, 2014 By: Warren Lancaster, Senior Vice President I just returned from a visit to northern Zambia to monitor the third and final round of the distribution of Zithromax, the drug provided at no cost by Pfizer against trachoma, to the entire population of Nchelenge and Chienge Districts.…

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Why Meetings Matter for Action

Oct 03, 2014 By: Sarah Marchal Murray, Senior Vice President New Yorkers are breathing a sigh of relief this week having reclaimed the streets after a very busy week hosting, well, the world.…

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Child taking medicine

Lopiso: Health Hero in Action

Sep 25, 2014 By: Elisa Baring, Program Director Since I first started working in the neglected tropical disease (NTD) space in 2005, I have always cherished participating in deworming campaigns.…

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Sanitation Club: Heroes on the Front Line

Aug 26, 2014 By: Ellen Agler, CEO When I was in school, I remember well the kinds of student clubs that my friends and I would join: maybe Yearbook or Debate, French or Math, or the newly launched Computer Club.…

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