January 2022: U.K. aid budget cuts decrease NTD funding by $200 million

The U.K.’s recent aid budget cuts decreased its neglected tropical disease funding by $200 million—a drop of 90%—according to the group Uniting to Combat NTDs. This shortfall will cause nearly 72 million people to miss out on MDAs during the six months from October 2021 to April 2022—including 24 million people with lymphatic filariasis, 21 million with river blindness, 22 million with schistosomiasis, and 4 million children with intestinal worm—according to Sightsavers. Devex; United to Combat NTDs

 

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