Webinar | UN Group of friends on NTDs
On 30 November WHO Office at the United Nations (WUN) teamed up with the Ambassadors of Brazil, India, Indonesia and Senegal to launch the UN Group of Friends on Defeating Neglected Tropical Diseases. The objective of the Group is to raise awareness, exchange information, build coalitions and political momentum, support initiatives and mobilize resources directed towards addressing this issue. They will also seek to build coalitions among Member States, Civil Society Organizations, research institutions and academia, and other relevant actors to collaborate as well as serve as an informal platform at the UN to exchange information, share best practices, support initiatives and mobilize resources.
Mobilizing the World to Defeat Neglected Tropical Diseases
On 28th January, to commemorate World NTD Day, a high-level virtual event will bring together member states, UN entities and partners across sectors for an interactive discussion on national experiences, best practices and lessons learned in combatting NTDs.
The event will seek to mobilize the attention of policymakers, UN agencies, health service providers, volunteers and the public about the need to increase awareness and engagement in confronting inequalities that perpetuate neglected tropical diseases.