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Announcements and news about NTDs from around the globe.

Nov 15, 2017

Sightsavers achieves an historic NTD milestone

We would like to congratulate Sightsavers and their partners for reaching an historic milestone of delivering their cumulative one billionth treatment to people affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Sightsavers is one of over 80 organisations that have endorsed the...

Oct 24, 2017

Neglected Tropical Diseases can be eliminated in our lifetime: A Call for Action

The sight of a young child carrying one end of a stick to lead a blind middle-aged man to beg for alms is a poignant reminder of the debilitating impact of neglected tropical diseases on the health, well-being and dignity...

Oct 24, 2017

WHO AFRO and the Kuwait Fund Catalyze Global Support to End Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa

Nearly 60 leaders from Middle East and global governments, the UN, African ministries of health, pharmaceutical companies, non-governmental organizations and the philanthropic community convened in Kuwait City for the “Donors’ Meeting to End Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa.” The historic...

Oct 16, 2017

Clean Hands, Improving Health and Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases

We’ve all seen children playing in the mud, squealing with delight… and, then popping those small, dirty fingers right into their mouths. It is a habit that comes early and, a habit that parents quickly try to break. Children rarely...

Sep 18, 2017

Job opportunity: Director of Advocacy

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a mixture of treatable and preventable diseases that continue to affect over one billion of the world’s poorest, most marginalized and most remote communities. They are a consequence and cause of poverty as they thrive...

Sep 7, 2017

Commitment to achieving universal health coverage recognized at the WHO AFRO Regional Committee

The 67th World Health Organization’s Regional Committee for Africa took place recently (28 August to 1 September 2017) in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The annual meeting brings together ministers of health from the Africa region to set policy, approve budgets and...

May 23, 2017

Tedros Adhanom is elected as the next Director General of the World Health Organization

Dr Tedros Adhanom, On behalf of Uniting to Combat NTDs, we would like to congratulate you on your election victory for Director-General of the World Health Organization. The members of the World Health Organization have placed their trust in you...

Apr 22, 2017

About Grace Aciro Oyat - Inspirational award winner

Women in Focus awards | NTD Summit 2017 Mrs Grace Aciro Oyat won the Inspirational Award at our Women in Focus awards evening at NTD Summit 2017 . Background information about Grace's voltunary service in Lamwo District, northern Uganda Mrs...

Apr 18, 2017

World Leaders Recommit to Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases, 
Citing Remarkable Progress Since 2012

Governments and private donors pledge US$812 million around five-day summit in Geneva; World Health Organization releases data showing medicines to prevent NTDs reach nearly a billion people each year GENEVA (19 April 2017) – This week, leaders from governments, pharmaceutical...

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