Neglected Tropical Diseases

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The Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Programme Area Component provides technical orientation, support and guidance to Member States in the WHO African Region in order to contribute to the prevention, control, elimination and eradication of Neglected Tropical Diseses (NTDs) and Zoonoses.


A new entity to accelerate the elimination of neglected tropical diseases in Africa

A new entity to accelerate the elimination of neglected tropical diseases in AfricaJohannesburg, 30 April 2015 - The World Health Organization is stepping up efforts to accelerate the elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTD) in the African Region. Health experts, donors, development partners and affected countries have reached a consensus on the main components of the framework for establishing a new NTD entity. This entity will support and guide affected countries in the African region to accelerate the implementation of actions required to eliminate NTDs by 2020.

Visit of Mr Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy to WHO Africa Regional Office, Brazzaville, 10 April 2015 

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WHO Africa Regional Director, Dr Moeti met with Mr Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for leprosy elimination in Brazzaville, Congo on 10 April 2015, to discuss areas of collaboration to accelerate the elimination of Leprosy towards the 2020 neglected tropical diseases (NTD) goal in the African Region. 


Health experts meet in Brazzaville to review progress made to reduce the burden of neglected tropical diseases in the African Region

IMG 8096Brazzaville, 23 February 2015 -- Health experts have just ended a meeting in Brazzaville, Congo from 17 to 20 February 2015, to review progress made by WHO Africa Regional countries to reduce the burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTD) in the African Region. 

During the four-day meeting, the health experts discussed progress made in documenting the number of people affected by the disease; the number of communities receiving treatment; and overall status of national action plans to scale up interventions toward the 2020 NTD goals.


ntd meetingNeglected Tropical Disease Programme Review Group: 2nd meeting on preventive chemotherapy
Brazzaville, Congo, 17 - 20 February 2015




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