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Announcements and news about NTDs from around the globe.

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 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...

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...

Jun 24, 2015

New Report: Investments in Neglected Tropical Diseases are one of the Best Buys in Development

London, United Kingdom, 25 June 2015 — A new report by Uniting to Combat NTDs highlights dramatic health and economic benefits from investing in combating neglected tropical diseases, making it one of the best buys in development. The report, entitled...

Feb 19, 2015

Uniting to Combat NTDs Stakeholders welcome the launch of WHO’s Third progress report on Neglected Tropical Diseases

London, United Kingdom, 19 th February, 2015 — The stakeholders of Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) welcome the launch of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) third annual report on NTDs: Investing to overcome the global impact of neglected...

Apr 1, 2014

Global Partners Are Taking the "Neglect" out of "Neglected Tropical Diseases"

Paris, France, 2 April 2014 — Two years after the launch of a landmark private and public partnership, the world is accelerating progress in combating 10 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Global leaders gathered in Paris today at the Institut Pasteur...

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