river blindness

HuffPost traveled to Nigeria and Congo to document the fight against this preventable disease.
HuffPost traveled to Nigeria and Congo to film the devastating toll that three illnesses take on local people, and what’s being done to help.
40 million people in the Congo are at risk of river blindness.
Making progressive change isn't easy. It requires activism, sound political strategy, and endurance. But we also need something less tangible: faith that the future can be better than the present.
I have never been one to shy away from a challenge. Whether taking the train into New York City by myself as a young teen to attend dance classes with Alvin Ailey, or deciding at the age of 40 to abandon a career in the arts to get involved in the HIV/AIDS crisis, or, just ten years ago, taking the helm of one of the oldest NGOs in the U.S.
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We're at risk of failing the poorest nations if we don't step up our efforts to address a health concern that's connected to the success of nearly every important socio-economic development milestone. I'm talking about neglected tropical diseases.
It's not easy to introduce neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs, to first time audiences. The truth is they may be the most important diseases of girls and women you have never heard of.
In London today, global health leaders announced an unprecedented commitment to control or eliminate 10 diseases by the end of this decade.
"René Le Berre, a French entomologist who helped inspire an international campaign that saved millions of West Africans from
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How was it possible that diseases that make life miserable for one out of every six people on earth had gone virtually unnoticed?