Vector-Borne Neglected and Tropical Diseases

What efforts are being made to fight NTDs?

Many programs, oftentimes initiated and coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and supported by governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), foundations and major pharmaceutical companies, are in effect to fight, control and, where possible, eliminate NTDs.

To eliminate or eradicate Dracunculiasis, Leprosy, Lymphatic Filariasis, Onchocerciasis, Trachoma, African sleeping sickness, visceral Leishmaniasis, and Canine Rabies until 2020s was the principal aim of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases, which is a collaborative effort involving the WHO, the World Bank, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's 13 leading pharmaceutical companies, and government representatives from US, UK, United Arab Emirate, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mozambique and Tanzania. .Most of the goals set in 2012 will not have been achieved, the fight for elimination of NTDs continues after 2020 and hopefully will be won until 2030 as part of the goals set in the SDGs.