Neglected tropical diseases

Accelerating work to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases

21 February 2012 | Geneva

'Channel Africa' is the international radio service of the Johannesburg-based South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

Recently the radio's health beat reporter Jane Mathebula interviewed Dr Lorenzo Savioli, NTD Director on WHO's plans to accelerate work to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases.

Play now audio summary–SABC 2012
00:08:05 [mp3 5,5Mb]

“…"WHO's role … is to inspire … partners to work together. The magic element is the response that we have from the industry that are producing the drugs … the best drugs of the best quality … to assure that we eliminate or control [diseases] where needed.”

Dr Lorenzo Savioli, Director, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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