The Global Network works to raise the awareness, political will and funding necessary to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), in partnership with international agencies, governments, academic institutions, corporations, non-governmental development organizations and the general public.
At the beginning of this decade, the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted an ambitious roadmap that set targets for the control and elimination of NTDs by 2020. Our work reflects the aspirations and targets of the WHO as well as the London Declaration on NTDs, a landmark private and public partnership.
We work with partners in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and elsewhere to leverage additional resources and political commitments for the global fight against NTDs. As recognized leaders in global health and development, these countries are in a position to have tremendous impact on efforts to alleviate the needless suffering of the world’s poor.
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In addition to advocating for NTDs to become a greater policy priority at the international level, the Global Network maintains a strategic focus on endemic countries where we can help accelerate progress toward the control and elimination of NTDs.
The Global Network collaborates with a group of committed partners to help national governments develop and run their own NTD programs in order to eliminate NTDs as a public health threat in their countries. We work closely with the WHO, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), non-governmental organizations and national governments in endemic countries to urge greater prioritization of NTDs at the country level.
We have worked in the regions with the largest NTD burdens: Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa.
Read more about our work in Germany, India, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States below.