Sightsavers' work on onchocerciasis has been integrated with lymphatic filariasis. This ten year strategic plan now covers both diseases.
Additional funding will allow the neglected tropical disease project to reach 13 million more people across two extra states in Nigeria.
Health ministers from Africa, Asia and South America have come together at the World Health Assembly in Geneva to commit to eliminating neglected tropical diseases in their countries.
Since April 2011, we have been running a trachoma control project with Comic Relief funding in Marsabit, focusing on the scale-up of the SAFE strategy.
Experts from the health, pharmaceutical and NGO sectors joined a round-table event in London to discuss working together to eliminate NTDs.
The WHO report also looks at a wider campaign for universal health coverage, making sure everyone who needs healthcare can access it affordably.
Today’s publication of Bill and Melinda Gates’ annual letter includes a rallying call to the international development community to eliminate four NTDs by 2030.