• 12 NTD Wishes for 2015

    Jan 06, 2015
    My parents immigrated to the United States in their early 20’s from Colombia and raised my sisters with strong cultural traditions, especially around the holidays. We select 12 grapes and make wishes for a prosperous year as we eat each grape. So in true Colombian fashion, below are my 12 wishes influenced by a recent series of NTD meetings I attended in Ethiopia.
    Karen Palacio
  • A Look Back at 2014

    Dec 31, 2014
    As we prepare to tackle even more in 2015 and ambitiously set targets to reach more beneficiaries, here's a look at what we have been able to accomplish together with dedicated implementing partners, ministries of health, and investors.
  • ASTMH 2014: A Hopeful Reality Check

    Nov 21, 2014
    This year’s Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) saw 4,400+ people gather in New Orleans, LA to share research, knowledge, and conversation on a multitude of topics related to tropical medicine.
    Karen Palacio, James Porter
  • Let's Talk Toilets! Reducing Stigma & Improving Health

    Nov 19, 2014
    Do you enjoy talking about going to the bathroom? Probably not. It is one of the subjects that has the ability to make people from the widest array of cultures feel awkward and uncomfortable.
    Carlie Congdon
  • Eliminating trachoma: With a little help from my friends

    Nov 10, 2014
    I just returned from a visit to northern Zambia to monitor the third and final round of the distribution of Zithromax, the drug provided at no cost by Pfizer against trachoma, to the entire population of Nchelenge and Chienge Districts.
    Warren Lancaster