Global launch of the Third WHO Report on Neglected Tropical Diseases
Date: 19 February 2015 – Time: 15:00 GMT
Venue: A simultaneous launch of the Report, Investing to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases will take place at The Royal Society, London, United Kingdom United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa
This third report analyses for the first time the investments needed to achieve the targets of the WHO Roadmap and universal coverage against NTDs by 2030.It stresses that countries must make firm and sustainable budgetary commitments to address social and health inequities in a fast changing landscape. It argues that existing strategies need to conform to gradual changes taking place at global level and the overall development in emerging economies.
Consultative bi-regional meeting on visceral leishmaniasis (VL) control strategies and epidemiological situations in East Africa
Date: 24–26 February 2015
Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Discussions will include progress and challenges for implementation of VL control strategies in WHO’s NTD roadmap context. The meeting will also look at the AmBisome donation programme implementation and assess needs for coming years.
Eighth meeting of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Date: 21–22 April 2015 | Geneva
Venue: WHO/HQ Salle D
The STAG is the principal advisory group to WHO for the control of NTDs and reports directly to the Director-General of WHO. Its mandate is to advise WHO on overall global policies and strategies, ranging from monitoring of implementation to delivery and linkages with other health interventions.