Uniting to Combat NTDs, an international advocacy organization for NTDs, has published an article in a British newspaper calling on G7 leaders to address infectious diseases in general. Below is a summary of the article.
At the G7, support for COVID-19 is at the forefront of discussion. We commend the world's efforts to confront COVID-19 and support the call for fair distribution of vaccines around the world, while G7 leaders neglect tropical diseases (NTDs), HIV. / Requests that you do not abandon your work on existing infectious diseases such as AIDs, malaria, tuberculosis, and polio.
COVID-19 has shown us that infectious diseases spread ignoring national borders.
Now is the time to work on disease management with a sense of solidarity and unity.
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We must learn lessons from Covid-19 --and work together to tackle all epidemics
Thoko Elphick-Pooley | Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases