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Less than 48 hours left to protect funding for neglected tropical diseases!

In just 48 hours, we'll walk up to Capitol Hill with hundreds of letters in hand -- demanding that Congress protect funding for neglected tropical disease (NTD) programs. Will your name be among the thousands speaking out for NTD funding?

More than 400 of you already signed the petition speaking out against a proposed catastrophic $13.5 million cut to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) NTD Program. 

A cut this large means community health workers like Susan Matthews may no longer receive the support they need to deliver treatment for NTDs to infected communities.

Will you sign our petition to Chairwoman Kay Granger and Ranking Member Nita Lowey in the final 48 hours? Susan and her community are depending on it. 

Thank you,

Alex

Campaign closed

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…

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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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