• Official title: Accelerating work to overcome the global impact of 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.”

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