- Neglected tropical diseases affect the poorest and most marginalized communities in the world, authors say
- Donors and affected countries must remain firmly committed to achieving a world without NTDs, they argue
Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters is CEO of The Carter Center. Sue Desmond-Hellmann is the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The views expressed are their own.
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