World NTD Day

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Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) affect more than 1 billion people. Effective diagnostics are essential for disease management, and to guide treatment strategies during the surge of infectious outbreaks, disease surveillance and possible disease eradication. While treatment is often available, NTDs are endemic among marginalized popula­tions largely due to the unavailability or inadequacy of diagnostic tests at the point of need. On #WorldNTDDay, we celebrate the work that has been done thus far to combat NTDs. We are INSPiRED to make the world a better place by improving access to diagnostics where they are needed the most, and we can certainly do it together!