Neglected tropical diseases

Single repository to bolster storage and exchange of NTD data

24 November 2014 | Geneva

One of the main obstacles to effectively plan public health interventions for neglected tropical diseases is the availability of information to make programmatic decisions in a timely manner.

The launch soon of an integrated database aims to resolve this problem through a continuous flow of updated information that can be shared among countries, partners and stakeholders.

World Health Assembly adopts resolution on all 17 neglected tropical diseases

27 May 2013 | Geneva
Member States call for more focus on the growing threat and spread of dengue
The World Health Assembly today adopted resolution WHA66.12 on all 17 neglected tropical diseases.

Many countries called on WHO to focus more on the growing threat and expansion of dengue and support the scale-up of vector control activities.

Representatives from 32 countries and six speakers from nongovernmental organizations took part in the deliberations.

New phase in fight against NTDs heralds universal access to health interventions for world’s poorest

Sustained commitment key to reaching eradication and elimination targets by 2020
16 January 2013 | Geneva

The World Health Organization’s second report on neglected tropical diseases published today highlights unprecedented progress during the past two years.
Renewed momentum has shifted the world closer to eliminating many of these conditions that take their greatest toll among the poor, thanks to a new global strategy, a regular supply of quality-assured, cost-effective medicines and support from global partners. | More

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