Uniting to Combat NTDs is a collective of interested and dedicated partners, working to fulfill the London Declaration on NTDs. Drawing inspiration from the World Health Organization (WHO) “Roadmap for Implementation”, which outlined bold targets for the control, elimination or eradication of 17 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) by 2020, leaders of several prominent global health and development organizations, together with industry partners, pledged to unite in their efforts to support the achievement of the WHO 2020 goals in respect to 10 neglected tropical diseases. Five of these diseases can be controlled through what is known as mass drug administration—that is, large-scale population treatment with safe and effective medicines, and the other five can be controlled by an innovative and intensified disease management (IDM)—that is, individual diagnosis and treatment, surgery where needed, care and rehabilitation of infected individuals.
The link enable you to learn about the progress and scorecards Uniting to Combat NTDs is making against the 10 neglected tropical diseases that affect 1.5 billion people. There are also case studies and news and events pages for more information.