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London Declaration On NTDs Galvanizing Support To End Infections

“…Two years ago this week, leaders from across the public and private sectors came together to endorse the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases, joining hands to pool their knowledge and resources to protect children and families around the world from 10 neglected tropical diseases, including [soil-transmitted helminths (STH)],” Nancy Haselow, Helen Keller International’s vice president and regional director for Asia, and Bill Lin, director of Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Corporate Contributions, write in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog. “…And galvanized by the Declaration, new partners are coming forward to lend their expertise to expand access to water, sanitation and hygiene education — all of which could lead to the elimination of these diseases as global public health problems…” (1/29).