Uniting Against Neglected Tropical Diseases

Uniting Against Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Bill Gates, the world’s leading 13 pharmaceutical companies, governments and global organizations have announced unprecedented funding and support to eliminate and control 10 neglected tropical diseases (NTD) by 2020. More than $785 million will be donated to control or eliminate these infections that affect around 1.4 billion people in 149 endemic countries. These infections kill or cause disability among the world’s poorest people mainly in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia.

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