Women, gender equity and neglected tropical diseases Women and girls are disproportionately affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and have less access to medical care. Learn more about how we are advocating for gender equity.
Africa and neglected tropical diseases Our league table ranks African countries according to their performance in reaching everyone in need with the necessary treatment, across the five most common NTDs that are amenable to mass treatment. The diseases affect over 600 million people in Africa.
London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases On 30 January 2012, pharmaceutical companies, donors, endemic countries and non-government organisations came together to sign the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases.
WHO roadmap on neglected tropical diseases The World Health Organization's Roadmap on NTDs set out a comprehensive plan for the control, elimination and eradication of 17 neglected tropical diseases by 2020. The roadmap was described by Margaret Chan (former WHO director general from 2006 to 2017) as the “next step forward” in relieving and ending these “ancient diseases of poverty.”
NTD Supply Chain Forum The NTD Supply Chain Forum was established in 2012, forming a unique public-private partnership aimed at improving the reach of preventive chemotherapy to the patient at the end of the supply chain.