I spent the majority (29 years) of my Federal Civil Service career as a Research Microbiologist working on tropical disease initiatives (primary Leishmaniasis diagnostics) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), and therefore I am very aware and concerned about the state of the Third World tropical disease threats.
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One in six people in the world, including half a billion children, suffer from diseases most people have never heard of. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs for short) are a group of parasitic and bacterial diseases that affect some of the poorest people across the world. They keep parents from going to work, and kids from going to school. They lead to malnourishment, anemia and can cause…
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…
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…
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