WHO Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals: A road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030
Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals: a road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021−2030 was prepared through an extensive global consultation pursuant to decision EB146(9) of the Executive Board at its 146th session in February 2020 that culminated in the endorsement of the document by the Seventy-third World Health Assembly in November 2020.
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