News

Announcements and news about NTDs from around the globe.

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...

Apr 15, 2017

UK government increases support in the fight against neglected tropical diseases

The announcement today by the UK government and the Department for International Development to increase its support in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, is truly remarkable. Neglected tropical diseases are preventable and treatable diseases that affect over 1 billion...

May 23, 2016

Uniting to Combat NTDs Stakeholders Celebrate the Launch of the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN)

MEDIA STATEMENT Uniting to Combat NTDs Stakeholders Celebrate the Launch of the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) 23 May 2016 – Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) welcomes the announcement by WHO AFRO and...

Oct 23, 2015

ASTMH Sample Itinerary

We hope you are all preparing for a successful week at the ASTMH! You may have noticed that there are hundreds of plenary sessions, scientific sessions, symposia, and external meetings to choose from covering a variety of topics, diseases, and...

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