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At Senate Hearing, Advocates, Senators Underscore Critical Role Of U.S. Government In Advancing Global Health, Including NTD Efforts

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases: Powerful Testimonies Urge Action on Neglected Tropical Diseases
Selma Melkich, policy coordinator for the Global Network, discusses a recent Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs hearing on global health programs. “…The testimonies from this panel of experts underscore the critical role the U.S. government plays in combating global health issues. Because we have made such enormous strides in the fight against many infectious diseases, including NTDs, we cannot risk reversing the results we have achieved so far. Those living in extreme poverty around the world are counting on our help” (5/20).

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