Communities receive drugs to protect them against NTDs
NTDs affect 1.4 billion of the world poorest people through mortality, morbidity, disability and stigma.
NTDs are a key barrier to attainment of the MDGs and poverty eradication.
The UK Coalition against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) is a collaborative partnership between UK organisations actively engaged in NTD research and implementationa and in advoacting for effective sustainabel NTD control programmes.
To effectively control and eliminate NTDs we believe:
National government leadership is essential to deliver effective and sustainable NTD control efforts
NTD programmes shoudl be integrated with other health, water and sanitation and education initiatives
Funding to control and eliminate NTDs needs to be coordinated and increased