New road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021−2030

28 Jan 2021

Ending NTDs: together towards 2030

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization launches the new WHO NTD roadmap 2021-2030


WHO has launched its road map for NTDs entitled ‘Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals: a road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030’.

It is a high-level strategic document and advocacy tool, aimed at strengthening programmatic response to NTDs through shared goals and disease specific targets backed by smarter investments. By mainstreaming 20 diseases, it aims to push for:

  • Stronger accountability – shifting from process to impact indicators and accelerating programmatic action to improve scientific understanding, planning and logistics, advocacy and funding, collaboration & multisectoral action
  • Intensified cross-cutting approaches - integrating delivery platforms; mainstreaming with local health systems; coordinating beyond health; strengthening country capacity; mobilizing regional & global resources
  • A change in operating model and culture – stronger country ownership, improved roles of stakeholders, clearer roles and responsibilities to deliver on 2030 targets

More about the new WHO NTD road map 2021-2030