World NTD Day 2023
We want to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). To achieve this, we need sustainable financing for NTDs.
Investing in NTDs is a global health and development success story. So far, 46 countries have eliminated an NTD, showing progress is possible. In 2020, 600 million fewer people required interventions against NTDs than in 2010. Yet, for some time, a lack of resources has been seen as a significant barrier to the control, elimination, and eradication of NTDs. This challenge has only been intensified by COVID-19 which has caused severe delays and disruption to NTD programmes, as well as a massive repurposing and diversion of resources.
As recommended in the WHO case for investment in NTDs, concerted action and sustainable financing for NTDs is needed if we are to recover from COVID-19 disruptions and ensure we have sufficient resources to achieve the targets in the WHO 2030 NTD road map.
That is why, together and united, we will make the case for investment, and push for concerted action and financing on World NTD Day 2023.