End the Neglect is today’s microBEnet microbiology blog of the day.
This blog is from the “Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases” which is “an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute dedicated to raising the awareness, political will, and funding necessary to control and eliminate the seven most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are a group of bacterial and parasitic diseases that infect one in six people worldwide, including half a billion children.”
The posts cover a broad range of topics related to NTDs. Recent posts are listed below:
- 1/4/13 Celebrating Progress and Looking Ahead to New Milestones in Asia and the Pacific By Anupama Tantri
- 1/3/13 Travel Report: Global Network Addresses Opportunity to Include NTDs in Global Economic Agenda By Amber Cashwell
- 12/19/12 Global survey to identify 180 million at risk of blinding disease begins in Ethiopia (reposting of a press release from Sightsavers)
- 12/19/12 Project For Awesome with END7 by Nick Terzian
- 12/18/12 What’s an NTD to do without WASH? by Anupama Tantri
- 12/18/12 More Than 7 Million Treated for Trachoma in Massive MDA in Ethiopia Colin L. Beckwith, Deputy Director of ITI
Not all the posts are about microbes or microbiology but all have some connection to pathogens or parasites of some kind since these are the causative agents of the NTDs being targeted.