Global health educational and networking events
Join more than 300 partner organizations on 30 January 2022, for the third annual World NTD Day, and celebrate hard-earned progress and take action to #EndtheNeglect and #BeatNTDs.
Originally announced by the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi at the 2019 Reaching the Last Mile Forum, hundreds of partners signed up to mark World NTD Day and demand action to Face NTDs and End The Neglect.
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) threaten more than 1.7 billion people living in the poorest and most marginalized communities worldwide. These diseases blind, disable and disfigure people, taking away not only their health, but also their chances of staying in school, earning a living, or even being accepted by their family or community.
The good news? With the right investments and actions, incredible progress is within reach. Since 2012 alone, 33 countries have eliminated at least one NTD. Today we are reaching more people with NTD treatment than ever before.
By reaching everyone with the solutions we have, and investing to find the solutions we don’t, we can create a world where the 1 in 5 people worldwide who are currently at risk can lead healthy, impactful lives.