Controlling, Eliminating NTDs Makes Way For Poverty Alleviation, WHO Report Shows

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: A New WHO Report Brings Fresh Data and Ideas on Ending NTDs
Mirta Roses Periago, former director of the Pan American Health Organization, writes, “The WHO report [‘Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases,’] endorses the fact that controlling and eliminating NTDs paves the way for poverty alleviation and shared prosperity for all. As I’ve said before, targets to control and eliminate NTDs must be included in global efforts to address poverty and inequality, including the post-2015 development agenda and the corresponding Sustainable Development Goals” (3/24).