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Author archives: Simon Bush

Students practice using measuring sticks to calculate drug dosages in Masindi, Uganda.

Momentum is growing in the battle against NTDs, but we cannot be complacent

Sightsavers’ Simon Bush says that as we draw closer to eliminating NTDs, the next chapter will be the most challenging – yet also the most rewarding.

Simon Bush, January 2018
Picture of Simon Bush Director of NTD's

We’re making progress in the fight against neglected tropical diseases

Last week the spotlight was shone firmly on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The week kicked off with an announcement by UK Aid.

Simon Bush, April 2017
A young male and female are standing on a dirt path.

Celebrating the milestones in beating NTDs at the fifth anniversary of the London Declaration

Five years ago I was one of the people that gathered together in London in a groundbreaking meeting to talk about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

Simon Bush, January 2017
A man standing next to a long stick used for determining medicine doses.

On the road to elimination

At a summit organised by the World Bank, we’ll be celebrating 40 years of health projects now treating 100 million people a year for onchocerciasis.

Simon Bush, June 2014
Two women and a man are carrying measuring sticks to calculate the dosage of Mectizan. Two of them are wearing high-vis tops.

Empowering communities to make their own difference

Some 102 million people are at at risk from river blindness, with 99 per cent of cases in Africa.

Simon Bush, August 2012