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Government Officials, Experts Discuss NTDs At Recent Meeting

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect” blog reports on an October meeting between the Global Network’s Managing Director Neeraj Mistry, Sabin Foundation Europe Board Member and Chair of the U.K. All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Jeremy Lefroy, National Assembly of Niger Member Ibrahim Souleymane, and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). Noting “Sen. Wicker, who currently co-chairs the Senate Working Group on Malaria and NTDs (Working Group) with Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.), has a long track record of supporting global health issues and other foreign assistance programs,” the blog writes, adding, “Support from lawmakers like Sen. Wicker remains essential to ensuring that the U.S. Congress continues to fund and raise awareness for important global health initiatives like USAID’s NTD Program” (Brooks, 10/31).