Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals: a road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030
Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals: a road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021−2030 was prepared through an extensive global consultation pursuant to decision EB146(9) of the Executive Board at its 146th session in February 2020 that culminated in the endorsement of the document by the Seventy-third World Health Assembly in November 2020.
The road map sets global targets and milestones to prevent, control, eliminate or eradicate 20 diseases and disease groups as well as cross-cutting targets aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. Three foundational pillars will support global efforts to achieve the targets: accelerate programmatic action (pillar 1), intensify cross-cutting approaches (pillar 2) and change operating models and culture to facilitate country ownership (pillar 3).
The disease summaries annexed to the road map detail the current epidemiological status and burden of disease, core strategic interventions and progress towards the 2020 targets of the previous road map. The targets, sub-targets and milestones for 2030, and the critical actions required to achieve them, were used to generate the evidence in the road map document endorsed by the World Health Assembly.
This road map builds on past lessons and experiences so we can better understand emerging challenges. Over the next decade, we will move from a disease-specific to an integrated approach that cuts across all 20 diseases and disease groups, to ensure country ownership and leadership, to work even more closely with countries and partners, and to promote the development of new tools for prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Citation: World Health Organization. (2020). Ending the neglect to attain the sustainable development goals: a road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030. World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/338565. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO