The first World NTD Day took place on 30 January 2020. This date was the beginning of a year long push to get attention on NTDs.
In May, at the World Health Assembly, the NTD Roadmap will be launched. In June, the Kigali Summit will call on global leaders to deliver political commitments and to mobilise new financial commitments of US $1.5 billion to accelerate progress towards the total costs of delivering the WHO NTD 2030 Road Map and will build on the success of the 2012 London Declaration. In September, NNN (the NTD NGO Network) will be celebrating the success and embracing the new WHO NTD Roadmap.
The Lancet also talked about the push “to gather support and build momentum for a decisive year of action against NTDs”.
To see coverage about World NTD Day, visit the following links:
- Picturing health: speak up, do more—the first World NTD Day
- The Fight Against ‘Neglected Tropical Diseases’ Gets a Boost
- Jan. 30 Is the First-Ever World NTD Day. What That Means — and Why It Matters
- Neglected diseases finally get global recognition
- Bringing neglected tropical diseases onto the world stage
- Neglected Tropical Diseases not deserted, Government collaborates with WHO to create awareness
- A world free of Neglected Tropical Diseases would be music to my ears
- ‘Neglected’ diseases discussed
- World NTDs Day – a Q&A with our Editors-in-Chief (PLOS Blogs)
- Inaugural Observance of World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day
- ‘One billion children affected by neglected tropical diseases’
- Ten achievements of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases
- Here Are 10 Things You Need to Know About Neglected Tropical Diseases You’ve Never Heard Of
- The Moral Imperative to Fight Tropical Diseases
- Record Funding For Global Health Research, But Neglected Tropical Diseases Remain Neglected
- What record-high funding for neglected diseases doesn’t tell us about R&D for them
- Why 2020 is Shaping Up to be the “Year of NTDs”
- VIDEO: Beat NTDs: World NTD Day Symposium
- VIDEO: Understanding the Gender Dimensions of Neglected Tropical Diseases