Act now. Act together.
Invest in neglected tropical diseases.
On World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Day 2023, WHO is calling on everyone, including leaders and communities, to confront inequalities that drive NTDs and make bold, sustainable investments to free over 1 billion people who live in the most vulnerable communities from the cycle of poverty and are affected by NTDs.
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of 20 conditions that are widespread in the world’s poorest regions, where water safety, sanitation, and access to health care are substandard. NTDs can be prevented, eliminated and eradicated, and many success stories have been showcased.
Everyone, everywhere should have the information they need
to prevent and treat neglected tropical diseases.