Neglected Tropical Diseases


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.

WHO working group meeting on the establishment of a new neglected tropical diseases entity in an effort to accelerate the control and elimination of NTDs in Africa, 28-30 April 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa


In addition to the efforts to address Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in the Region, there is going to be a working group meeting towards the establishment of a New NTD Entity (Technical Support unit) that will succeed the current African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) from 1 January, 2016. The meeting is scheduled to take place on 28-30 April, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This new NTD entity when created will have a long-term plan of addressing all the 5 preventive chemotherapy (PC) NTDs, be leaner in size and whose operations will be country-led.

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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