Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases is feasible
14 October 2012 | Geneva
Neglected tropical diseases blight the lives of 1 billion people worldwide and threaten the health of millions more.They weaken impoverished populations, frustrate the achievement of health in the Millennium Development Goals and impede global development outcomes.
Actions to address the suffering caused by neglected tropical diseases and assess how their impact extends into sectors other than health will promote development, foster health security and strengthen health systems. Achieving and sustaining intensified control of neglected tropical diseases is critical for WHO in realizing its objective that all people attain the highest possible level of health.