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Notre Dame Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases!

December 1st, 2010

By: Emily Conron

For a club that’s only officially been in existence for about two months, Notre Dame: Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases( ND Fighting NTDs) has made a huge splash on Notre Dame’s campus! The first annual NTD Awareness Week wrapped up on Sunday, November 14, 2010, after seven days of successful events. At the kick-off event on Monday and Tuesday, volunteers from ND Fighting NTDs handed out SillyBandz shaped like bugs (reminiscent of the parasites that transmit NTDs) and brochures about the diseases to students on their way into DeBartolo Hall during the passing period before morning classes. The event revealed just how unaware the student body is about NTDs, but everyone seemed genuinely interested in our club and eager to learn about the diseases, asking questions and offering whatever spare change they had in their pockets to support the cause. The overwhelmingly positive response made our hoarse voices and cold fingers totally worth it! Read more: Notre Dame Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases!

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    • The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is a major advocacy and resource mobilization initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute dedicated to raising the awareness, political will, and funding necessary to control and eliminate the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)--a group of disabling, disfiguring, and deadly diseases affecting more than 1.4 billion people worldwide living on less than $1.25 a day.
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