April 24, 2017Some of the world’s most accomplished disease experts – including several of my colleagues in U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria (DPDM) – are gathering in Geneva this week at the NTD Summit 2017. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic, bacterial, and viral diseases that cause illness and disability in more than 1.5 billion people worldwide.
In addition to the opportunity to share the latest science and data – and certainly not to undervalue the importance of this – the NTD Summit offers well-deserved recognition of the remarkable achievements that have been made toward eliminating these diseases that threaten the health and well-being of so many.
Thanks to strong and united programs and partnerships, we are closer than ever to beating NTDs.
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