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Topics / Neglected Diseases

Certain preventable infectious diseases are neglected by media, governments, and health organizations. Poor people and communities are hardest hit by these diseases and some of the diseases have resisted efforts of control. Our goals are to prevent more people from getting these diseases; treat those who have been infected; and, in some cases, eradicate the disease.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Grand Challenges Explorations: Bold Ideas From Around the World to Improve and Save Lives

Through Grand Challenges, we work with our partners to support bold ideas from around the world that have the power to improve and save lives. We’re excited to announce that GCE is now accepting applications for six topics through November 12, 2014.

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More Good News for the Fight against Dengue Fever

The world could be on the verge of the first effective vaccine against dengue fever.

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Working Together to Stop Kala-azar

Partners in India are making huge progress toward eliminating kala-azar using simple tools and the power of partnership.

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A Potential Breakthrough in the Fight against Dengue Fever

For the nearly three billion people worldwide who live at risk of dengue fever – a mosquito-transmitted disease that is a leading cause of severe illness and death in more than 100 countries – prospects for the development of the first effective dengue vaccine brightened considerably today.

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The Power of Working Together! Maximizing Benefits by Integrating Neglected Tropical Diseases with other Programs

The power of working together! Maximizing community benefit by integrating NTD and other programs Working together: A more efficient and effective approach at the community level Integrating efforts to reach communities more efficiently

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