National Science Academies Of G7 Countries Urge Leaders To Support Efforts Against NTDs, Antibiotic Resistance

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: National Science Academies Urge G7 Leaders to Address NTDs
Whitney McInvale of the Global Network writes, “In advance of every G7 summit, the national science academies of the G7 countries prepare policy statements on the priority issues identified by the G7 host country. This year, the national science academies delivered statements on neglected tropical diseases, antibiotic resistance, and the future of the ocean. … After receiving the statement from the academies, Chancellor [Angela Merkel, who carries the G7 presidency this year,] responded with a call to strengthen the WHO’s ability to combat disease…” (5/12).