Funding for Neglected Diseases at Their Lowest Level Since 2007

Neglected diseases affect more than 1 billion people around the world. They disproportionately impact the poor causing tremendous suffering, disability and sometimes death. Most are preventable or treatable. Sadly, funding to address these neglected diseases is at its lowest level since 2007.

Increased funding across all sectors is needed to develop new therapeutics and enable people to access the treatments they need. Without this, over 1 billion individuals will suffer needlessly, many of whom are amongst the world’s most vulnerable people.

"Dreams of my Muslim Son" | Commentary from CUGH Board Member Dr. Zaman

A message from the Executive Director:

These are turbulent times. We are seeing, in too many quarters, a tragic and dangerous turn towards xenophobia, exclusion, bigotry and even hate crimes. Such actions are being directed against minorities who are often the most vulnerable communities amongst us. One specific group, Muslims, have been subjected to a particularly brutal rise in hate crimes and bigoted comments. As a counterpoint to these horrible actions and statements please read the truly inspiring and beautiful commentary piece by CUGH Board member Dr. Mohammed Zaman that was recently published in the New York Times. It is a wonderful testimonial to the best of what the US stands for from the pen of an extraordinarily accomplished Muslim American of Pakistani birth. I hope you will read it and share it widely. The link is below.

CUGH Enabling Systems Listserve is Live!

This listserve is developed as part of what we hope will be a number of tools to engage members of the academic global health community whose work and expertise involve the administrative and operational aspects of running global health programs.

The listserve serves as a forum for knowledge seeking and sharing, and for networking as well with colleagues across university campuses. We aim to fill its membership with faculty and administrative personnel alike in order to facilitate discourse between the two groups.

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