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Reaching the unreached

09 December 2017



Fourth progress report of the London Declaration

Welcome to the fourth report and scorecard on the progress of the London Declaration on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). When the London Declaration was signed in January 2012, the partners committed themselves to achieving the targets for 10 of the 17 diseases in the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Roadmap for Implementation for the control, elimination, or eradication of NTDs. The 10 diseases were chosen on the basis that the essential ingredients were present for providing immediate, targeted assistance.

This report describes the efforts and contributions of many stakeholders, which include endemic countries, WHO, non-governmental development organizations, researchers, academics, funders, and industry partners who have supported countries and communities in reaching the WHO targets in various ways.

If you are new to the world of NTDs, we hope you will be inspired to join this unique, powerful global health community, which is working hard to consign these diseases to history. If you are already an invested partner, we thank you for your partnership and look forward to continuing to work with you through to the end!