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January 30: World NTD Day

VISAVET partner of this initiative under the motto #BeatNTDs: For good. For all

January 27th, 2020

 30 January World NTD Day


Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) threaten more than 1.5 billion people living in the poorest and most marginalized communities worldwide. These diseases blind, disable and disfigure people, taking away not only their health, but also their chances of staying in school, earning a living, or even being accepted by their family or community.


The VISAVET center collaborates these days together with more than 250 partners in the initiative to celebrate and make visible the first World Day of NTDs and the Neglected and Emerging Diseases Unit (NED) prepares for day 30 a special article about one of the foodborne diseases included in the NTD list.

From here we invite you to help us spread this initiative on social networks using the hashtag #BeatNTDs. You can access all the information at https://worldntdday.org/

Sergio González

VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre
Complutense University