Thursday, 28 November 2013

UK Coalition Against NTDs Launches 4th Annual NTD Report

4th Annual Report of the UK Coalition Against NTDs
This Friday 29 November the UK Coalition Against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) will launch its 4th Annual Report to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and NTDs (APPMG) which outlines key recommendations to see the control, eradication and elimination of NTDs.

NTDs continue to place a huge burden on the poorest and most vulnerable communities in the world; they are keeping the bottom billion at the bottom. These insidious diseases hinder development by affecting the most marginalised and voiceless communities living in poverty and conflict zones, keeping individuals and communities trapped in a cycle of poverty as a result of pain, disfigurement, and disability (mental and physical).

The 4th report outlines NTD elimination progress and needs within the development context, the integrated and inter-sectoral approaches necessary to help achieve this, surveillance of countries post-elimination as well as presenting current ideas in the NTD debate. The report also provides a global picture on NTDs displaying a map illustrating areas identified for control and elimination and factsheets on common NTDs.