Neglected tropical diseases

Second meeting of the STAG on Neglected Tropical Diseases

22 April 2009 l Geneva

The second meeting of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group (STAG) on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) took place at World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from 16-17 April 2009.

The STAG is the principal advisory group to the WHO for the control of NTDs.

STAG is the principal advisory group to WHO for the control of NTDs and reports directly to the Director-General of WHO. It has the mandate of advising WHO on overall global policies and strategies, ranging from monitoring implementation to delivery and linkages with other health interventions. Its remit is to facilitate and monitor the coverage of interventions for the control of NTDs.

All members must be acknowledged experts with an outstanding record of achievement in their own field; have an understanding of the issues covered by STAG and the functioning of national health systems. STAG has a responsibility to provide WHO with high quality, well considered, advice and recommendations on matters described in its terms of reference.