The Kigali Declaration – your invitation to feedback on the draft declaration

04 Aug 2021

The Kigali Declaration on neglected tropical diseases is a high-level, political declaration which aims to mobilise political will and secure commitments to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) target on neglected tropical diseases and to deliver the targets set out in the World Health Organization’s Neglected Tropical Disease Roadmap (2021-2030).

Earlier this year, the Government of Rwanda, who are the sponsors of the Kigali Declaration and hosts of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) agreed the draft of the Kigali Declaration for wider stakeholder input and stakeholder group statements.

Over the last months, stakeholder groups have collaborated to draft their collective statements and contributions as set out in the current declaration. Some stakeholders are still working on their statements, but we didn’t want to delay sharing this framework with you.

Uniting To Combat NTDs will update the stakeholder statements as they come in, so please feel free to come back to the declaration towards the end of August to see if there are any updates to the declaration from the stakeholders that have not yet made a submission.

Uniting  now invite partners to review the declaration draft as it stands and provide feedback on relevant sections. The consultation period will be open from the 2nd to the 31st of August 2021.

From 1st September, partner feedback will be reviewed by the Government of Rwanda with support from Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases’ Governance bodies and the declaration updated as appropriate. Please note that whilst all feedback will be considered, we may not be able to adopt every suggestion. An open webinar will be held on 16th September to present the consolidated feedback, actions taken to accommodate the feedback, and the final declaration. You will be sent an invitation to this webinar closer to the time.

Please review the Kigali Declaration here and provide any feedback to the document via this form by 31st August 2021.