During the virtual session of the seventy-third World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed a new road map for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) for 2021 to 2030, which set out global targets and actions to align and re-focus the work of countries, partners and stakeholders during the next decade, including cross-cutting targets aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.
The overarching 2030 global targets are to:
- reduce by 90% the number of people requiring treatment for NTDs
- eliminate at least one NTD in 100 countries
- eradicate two diseases, dracunculiasis and yaws
- reduce by 75% the disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) related to NTDs
Source: TRAVAX, 16 November 2020