Watch this story of one family's struggle and triumph over neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Burangi, Kenya. Eight-year-old Fatuma has a big heart, and worries for her younger sister who has been afflicted with intestinal worms for four long years. She also cares lovingly for her grandmother who is disfigured by lymphatic filariasis. But her mother, Alice, is hopeful for the family's future -- because a simple packet of pills can keep them healthy and safe.
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Together, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and malnutrition contribute to the unnecessary suffering of millions of children. Because ending NTDs is essential to improving nutrition, and vice versa, addressing these issues together will improve the lives of the poor. Help the world's most marginalized populations by adding your name here and asking Director-General Margaret Chan and…
Will you help us see the end of 7 diseases by 2020? Pledge to see the end, then share our Celebrity Shocker video with friends, family, classmates...anyone you know! Here's the background: Nearly 1 in 6 people around the world, including 500 million children, suffer from seven neglected tropical diseases (NTDs): Elephantiasis, Roundworm, Hookworm, Whipworm, Trachoma, River Blindness and Snail…
Will you speak out for the world's poorest people? 500 million children around the world are debilitated every year from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) like trachoma and river blindness that could have been easily prevented or treated. Currently, the United Nations does not have a comprehensive plan to address Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). NTDs are the most common afflictions…
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