Where are we on the road to eliminating NTDs?

January 25, 2024
9:00 am GMT-0500 - 10:15 am GMT-0500


World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day (#WNTDD #BeatNTDs #NTDs) will be observed on Tuesday 30 January 2024. This day marks the launch of both the first WHO road map and the London declaration on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), in 2012. The theme for World NTD day 2024 is Unite. Act. Eliminate!

The World Health Organization defines Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) as a diverse group of conditions that are mainly prevalent in tropical areas, where they thrive among people living in impoverished communities. They are caused by a variety of pathogens including viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi and toxins, and are responsible for devastating health, social and economic consequences. It is estimated that NTDs affect more than 1 billion people, while the number of people requiring NTD interventions (both preventive and curative) is 1.6 billion.


Dr. Kavita Singh, Director South Asia at Drug for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi), India

Dr. Hechmi Louzir, Professor of Medicine and Immunology at the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis / University Tunis El Manar and the former Director General of the Pasteur Institute of Tunis, Tunisia (from July 2007 to Oct. 2023).

Molly Brady, Senior NTD Advisor, RTI International based in the United States

Marianne Comparet, Director, The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases, UK.


Nike Adebowale, Award-winning health journalist, Nigeria

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