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On World NTD Day Jan. 30, 2022, more than 100 landmarks in over 30 nations were lit up primarily in orange and purple to bring awareness to neglected diseases that affect 1.7 billion people.

Celebrating the Third Annual World NTD Day

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Read the press release: Landmarks to Light Up on Jan. 30 for Disease Awareness

Jan. 30, 2022, marked the third annual World NTD Day, highlighting the global community’s commitment to ending neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that cause immeasurable suffering among the world’s most marginalized communities.

Together The Carter Center and our partners lit up the world as we celebrated hard-earned progress and took action to #EndtheNeglect and #BeatNTDs. 

Seri village in Nigeria celebrates World NTD Day. (Photos: The Carter Center) Read the story: Disease-Elimination Celebration Lights Up the Town

From villages in Nigeria and South Sudan to the Colosseum in Rome to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, the world came together to support putting an end to these debilitating and preventable diseases.

Above, Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander and Maria Thacker Goethe, CEO, Center for Global Health Innovation, recognize #WorldNTDDay at The Carter Center and @CarterLibrary in Atlanta. 

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