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WHO Director General Highlights NTDs At 128th Session of the Executive Board

Just yesterday, the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) opened its 128th session. Director-General Margaret Chan opened the session highlighting public health successes and challenges.

She spoke in particular about the importance of integrated control of neglected tropical diseases and emphasized how pharmaceutical commitments, like those made at the WHO Neglected Tropical Disease Report launch last October will enable many more people to recieve the vital drugs needed to treat these diseases.

To read the full speech click here. (Please note that the section on neglected tropical diseases is highlighted!)

The Only Source of Knowledge is Experience

All week, my colleagues and I are attending various sessions at the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

This includes presentations from the National Institutes of Health (NIH),  among many others.

To kick off what will be a week chock-full of the latest research and data, as well as fruitful discussion and debate in the dynamic realm of tropical medicine, tonight’s opening plenary session featured Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director, CDC, delivers remarks at opening plenary of ASTMH Annual Meeting. Photo Credit: ASTMH blog

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Localization, Transparency, and Integration Key Themes at UN Digital Media Lounge

Oxfam and partners, WaterAid and the ONE Campaign, put on morning sessions at Mashable and the UN Foundations Digital Media Lounge, outside the UN MDG Summit. Photo Credit: Oxfam International

Its been several hours since I posted my last blog entry. What have I been doing you ask?

Watching. Tweeting. Talking. Thinking.

But mostly listening.

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Kicking off the UN Week Digital Media Lounge

Im writing this as I sit in the UN Foundation. This casual forum gives bloggers and social media enthusiasts like me a chance to gain access to the high-level discussions happening at the United Nations headquarters this week.

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