On Monday 18th May, Uniting to Combat NTDs helped the Minister of Health for Ethiopia organise an event at the World Health Assembly 68.

These are some of the images captured on the day.

Ms. Azaratu Zakaria Yakubu from Ghana is the last Guinea Worm patient in Ghana.

Minister of Health for Malawi, Jean Kalilani.

Dr. Dirk Engels - Director of the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) at the World Health Organisation

Dr. Tim Evans, World Bank

Adel Alakhder, from the Libyan Mission to the WHA

Dr. Jarbas Barbosa Da Silva Jr. Vice-Minister of Science and Technology, Ministry of Health, Brazil

Dr Dirk Engels welcomes the panel as moderator for the event.

Dr Bajar Idris Abu Garda, Minister of Health of Sudan has been congratulated for his ministry’s work fighting malaria in Sudan with an excellent IRM program.

Minister Abu Garda, Minister Kesete, and Dr Dirk Engels on the panel.

Hon. Omar Sey, Minister of Health, The Gambia will leave this meeting with two commitments: 1) support the AA Commitment 2) Establish a focal point for NTDs.

Dr. Mohammed Jaber Huwail - Deputy Director-General of Directorate of Public Health, Iraq

Dr. Lorenzo Savioli - Member of the Global Schistosomiasis Alliance, former Director of the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases at the WHO.

Minister Kesetebirhan Admasu, Minister of Health, Ethiopia. He championed the Addis Ababa NTD Commitment in December 2014 which has been signed by 24 countries in Africa, and has organised the side event at the WHA68 in order to gain more support and also provide a platform for endemic countries to share their experiences and support each other in their commitments.

Nourhan Youssef, Egypt- international Pharmaceutical Students Federation

Mrs. Thoko Pooley- Uniting to Combat NTDs support centre and member of Stakeholders working group. Uniting to Combat NTDs has assisted in organising the side event at the WHA68 with the Minister of Health in Ethiopia.