We here at END7 are always exploring innovative ways to raise awareness about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and to show how donations made to END7 help NTD endemic communities worldwide. In our featured infographic below, we used the visual elements of comics to create a simple infographic that showcases the impact of generous donations made to END7 to support NTD treatment programs.
It’s safe to say that we’ve all read a few comic books or comic strips in our lifetime. Whether you’ve read comics as a child or still read them today, comics are continually used to effectively illustrate stories and ideas in ways that quickly capture attention. The visual medium of comics combines text and visual images together to simplify complex information and to communicate it in a visually dynamic manner.
In the image above, our aspiring doctor and NTD advocate, “Joy”, explains how 1 in 6 people (approximately 1.4 billion people) are infected with NTDs. She also explains step-by-step how a 50 cent donation helps protect people worldwide from the seven most common NTDs. The pills to treat the most common NTDs are donated by pharmaceutical companies. 100 percent of donations given to END7 support NTD treatment programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, the regions with the largest NTD burdens.
As you can see, a donation for as little as 50 cents stretches a long way towards helping communities suffering from NTDs!
To learn more about NTDs and how you can help end 7 diseases by 2020, visit www.end7.org. Help us show more people how they can help prevent NTDs around the world by sharing this creative infographic with your friends, family, and peers!