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Lygature supports World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day

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This Thursday, 30 January, marks the inaugural World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day, an initiative designed to draw attention to priority issues surrounding NTDs and the efforts being made to combat them. Falling on the anniversary of the landmark 2012 London Declaration on NTDs, which united partners in the drive for greater action on NTDs, the Day hopes to inspire further support for this cause.

NTDs threaten over 1 billion people living in the poorest countries and communities around the world and with globalisation and climate change, many diseases traditionally associated with these more remote parts of the world are starting to pose a real threat to the global population.

As a not-for-profit organisation driving the development of new medical solutions, Lygature is determined to make a major impact on global health and wellbeing by building partnerships and accelerating new medical innovations that alleviate the disease burden in vulnerable populations.

Global Health is an important portfolio at Lygature and a great example of where public-private partnerships can really make a difference. Together with the European Lead Factory and the Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium, Lygature is proud to be among the more than 280 partners from around the world to have signed on to support World NTD Day.

Why an NTD Day and why now?

It is believed that 2020 will be a decisive year for NTDs with new goals to guide progress until 2030. This first ever World NTD Day is the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on NTDs and call for action to #Beat NTDs: For Good. For All. 

As committed partners, Lygature, the European Lead Factory and the Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium will continue to progress their programmes to reduce the global disease burden caused by NTDs.

You can also show your support by signing up and sharing information about the Day through your local networks. By engaging in the right activities and actions, significant progress can be made in the fight against NTDs.

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