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Incredible progress shows investment in NTDs is worthwhile

Learn about the progress we are making against neglected tropical diseases which affect about 1.65 billion people.


  • 51 countries

    have eliminated at least one NTD

  • 843m

    people received treatment in 2022

  • 17 billion

    treatments donated by the pharmaceutical industry between 2012 and 2023

Progress in 2013

Colombia eliminated onchocerciasis 

Côte d’Ivoire eliminated Guinea worm disease

Niger eliminated Guinea worm disease 

Nigeria eliminated Guinea worm disease 

UTC Progress - Years - 2013

Progress in 2012

Signing of the London Declaration

Oman eliminated trachoma as a public health problem 

UTC Progress - Years - 2012