WHO draft NTD Roadmap

The World Health Organization’s draft Roadmap on NTDs is now online. It sets out a comprehensive plan outlining targets for prevention, control, and elimination of infectious diseases locking a large part of the world into a circle of poverty and poor health.

The original group of 17 target NTDs presented in the proceedings of the highly influential WHO meeting on ‘Accelerating work to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases‘, was enlarged in 2016 to 20 diseases, now including infections due to helminths, protozoa, fungi, bacteria and viruses.

Additionally, a consultation has been initiated by WHO on a sustainability framework that will accompany the Roadmap. Through the consultative process it was understood that the roadmap would benefit from an investment case, a sustainability framework, and a monitoring and evaluation framework.

WHO now invites all stakeholders to fill out a short questionnaire towards developing the sustainability framework. It should not take more than a few minutes and your contribution will be highly appreciated. The survey questionnaire can be found here and will be open until 6 March 2020.