‘This commitment provides more than 30 million people experiencing NTDs with preventive treatment and other public health services, while also raising recognition and political will for further action.’ NTDs produce extreme poverty through their effect on children’s physical and cognitive advancement, pregnancy outcomes and worker productivity. Based on their prevalence, soil transmitted helminths and Chagas disease trigger the greatest NTD burden in the Americas, accompanied by dengue, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, trachoma, leprosy, and lymphatic filariasis.‘And that record displays he just hasn't had the opportunity to slice the deficit, to put in place reforms for Sociable and Medicare Security to preserve them, to get us the increasing incomes we need,’ Romney is shown saying in the ad, while text flashes on the screen saying ‘Less than President Obama: Medicare And Sociable Security At Risk’ . President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney are vying for the votes of seniors and seniors, and with the presidential election mere weeks aside, the debate concerning what to do with Medicare has grown even more heated than ever. The program is on shaky financial footing, and both candidates acknowledge the necessity for reform. But President Obama favors reforming this program within the framework of its current structure while challenger Mitt Romney backs transforming Medicare into a superior support program.