“There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip,” an old proverb says. For the large-scale mass drug administration campaigns delivering pills to prevent or treat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), this is both literally and figuratively the case.
Almost one billion people are at risk of contracting one of the major tropical diseases that permanently damage bodies and quality of life. But a new treatment regimen has researchers hopeful that one of these life-altering illnesses might be eliminated faster than originally anticipated.
Remarks by Jimmy Carter, originally published by The Carter Center. Photos by Michael Schwarz.
I’m a runner, many of you know that about me. You’ve seen me, shoes in hand at a hotel in Bamako, Decatur, or Sydney. I love running because all you need is your shoes, your running path or map, and you’re on your way! No equipment, no membership.
This entry describes a panel discussion to take place at the annual meeting of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD).
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter once said, “You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.”