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HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (HTM)

HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases cause 32% of the burden of ill health in Africa, and seriously impact on health outcomes in every region of the world. The HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (HTM) Cluster is concerned with the prevention and treatment of these high-burden diseases.

Mission

The HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Cluster helps countries to prevent, reduce and mitigate the health impact of these diseases, which are a major factor affecting development.

Objectives
  • To develop norms, standards and policies to foster new solutions to prevent and treat these high-burden diseases.
  • To assemble technical and normative expertise, especially in the realms of prevention, treatment, care, research, training and epidemiology.
  • To develop innovative frameworks for public health action against these diseases, and to support health system strengthening.
  • To engage leaders and civil society to make the case for increased and sustained investment in countering these diseases.

Assistant Director-General

Hiroki Nakatani

Assistant Director-General - HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases

HTM departments

Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)
Global Malaria Programme (GMP)
Global TB Programme (GTB)
HIV/AIDS (HIV)

HTM partnerships

Roll Back Malaria Partnership Secretariat (RBM)
Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)
Stop TB Partnership Secretariat (TBP)
UNITAID

HTM contacts

HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases
World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia
1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland

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