Funding For Future NTD Efforts Must Come From National Governments, Innovative Financing, WHO Report, Summit Attendees Note
Devex: Neglected tropical diseases: Funding the next stage of the fight
“The recent NTDs Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, highlighted the massive strides that have been made against neglected tropical diseases over the past five years with relatively small sums of money. … Yet delegates also highlighted that while NTDs are considered one of the best buys in public health, they continue to be underfunded, and remain largely dependent on donors. More of the much-needed resources for the next stage of the fight — which in 2015 the WHO estimated at $750 million a year up to 2020, and $460 million a year thereafter — must come from national governments and innovative financing, they said…” (Patnaik, 5/3).