This year on 30 January, we’re calling on the global community to unite, act and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
Neglected tropical diseases are a group of 21 conditions that affect more than a billion people around the world, mainly in rural regions, poor urban areas and conflict zones. The diseases have devastating health, social and economic consequences. Yet they are preventable and treatable.
In the past decade, Sightsavers has supported the significant advancements made in the fight against NTDs. But we need to go further. In 2024, we’re calling on world leaders to unite, take action and eliminate these diseases.
How we’re fighting NTDs around the world
Sightsavers is proud to support governments in more than 30 countries to combat NTDs. Together, we have delivered more than 1.7 billion NTD treatments to communities at risk since 2001. Read more about our NTD work