June 17,2015

Celebrating a Victory: The G7 commitment to fight NTDs

The conclusion of the 2015 Group of 7 (G7) Summit, held June 7-8 in Schloss Elmau, Germany, offers promising news for the 1.8 billion people who are at risk from the crushing burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

While the G7 nations had a sweeping agenda, covering a huge number of pressing global challenges, we thank Chancellor Angela Merkel for her extraordinary leadership in prioritizing the problem of NTDs, thus devoting much needed attention and dialogue to an issue that affects the most vulnerable and neglected populations across the world.

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