Strides in Tackling NTDs
Strides in Tackling NTDs
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Strides in Tackling NTDs

  1. People

Strides in Tackling NTDs

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported remarkable achievements in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) since 2007.  An estimated 1 billion people received treatment in 2015 alone.  “WHO has observed record-breaking progress towards bringing ancient scourges like sleeping sickness and elephantiasis to their knees,” said WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan.
Since 2007, when a group of global partners met to agree to tackle NTDs together, a variety of local and international partners have worked alongside ministries of health in endemic countries to deliver quality-assured medicines, and provide people with care and long-term management, said the WHO website.
Neglected tropical diseases blind, maim, disfigure and debilitate hundreds of millions of people in urban slums and in the poorest parts of the world.
Once widely prevalent, these diseases are now restricted to tropical and sub-tropical regions with unsafe water, inadequate hygiene and sanitation, and poor housing conditions. Poor people living in remote, rural areas, urban slums, or conflict zones are most at risk.

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