The Commonwealth and a better future This week (16 to 20 April 2018), leaders are gathering in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018. With a packed agenda and forums, we’re working to ensure neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are part of the conversation and that leaders take action.
Penny Mordaunt sets out her vision for UK aid On 12 April 2018, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt not only set out her vision for UK aid, she also promised to redouble DFID’s efforts in the fight against polio, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, TB and AIDS.
Beating NTDs puts countries on the path to universal health coverage Access to health care should not be defined by how much money someone has, whether they live in a rural village or a bustling city, whether they are male or female, young or old, their ethnicity or whether they have a disability.
Sudan Sudan stops transmission of Guinea worm disease Uniting to Combat NTDs congratulates South Sudan on interrupting transmission of Guinea worm disease, following a 15-month absence of cases. The South Sudanese minister of health made this historic announcement at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia today (21 March 2018) with the World Health Organization.
TED talk: How our partners are tracking NTD treatment donations across the world What if you could track donations of medicines that help treat over one billion of the world's poorest people against neglected tropical diseases, the same way you track a package you order on Amazon?
Heads of State demonstrate leadership on NTDs at the African Union A summary of the NTD index launch at the African Leaders Malaria Alliance meeting at the 30th African Union summit on Sunday 28 January 2018.
African heads of state endorse new measurement of progress on neglected tropical diseases For the first time, annual ALMA Scorecard for Accountability and Action will reveal progress and gaps across five neglected diseases that affect countries’ poorest and most marginalised communities.
World Leprosy Day – Preventing disability in children This year’s World Leprosy Day – on Sunday 28 January 2018 – will focus on promoting a healthy future and preventing children from developing disabilities associated with leprosy.
Uniting to Combat NTDs welcomes the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy The announcement of the creation of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy is a major milestone that will accelerate progress towards a world without leprosy.
Opinion: How public-private partnerships are combatting NTDs An opinion piece by Dr Moeti, WHO AFRO regional director
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).