Neglected tropical diseases

Third meeting of the STAG on Neglected Tropical Diseases

30 Jun.−1 Jul. 2010 l Geneva

The third 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.

3 Working Groups preceded the STAG meeting:

Monday, 28 June: Global Working Group on Monitoring of Anthelminthic Drug Efficacy (WG MDE)
Monday, 28 June: Global Working Group on Access to Assured-Quality, Essential Medicines for NTDs (WGA)
Tuesday 29 June: Global Working Group on Monitoring and Evaluation of Preventive Chemotherapy Interventions (WG M&E)

Wednesday 30 June and Thursday 1 July: STAG meeting

The 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 and to provide WHO with high quality, well considered advice and recommendations on matters described in its terms of reference.

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