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World NTD Day 2022 toolkit

This World NTD Day, we can all play our part to beat neglected tropical diseases. Learn how you can get involved on social media to add your voice to the cause.

To mark World NTD Day on 30 January, Sightsavers has created a social media wall to encourage supporters to get involved with the campaign to eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

Our real-time collection of social media posts shows how people, organisations and governments are coming together to support eliminating NTDs. Featuring on the wall shows you’re 100% committed to this cause, and will help inspire the global health community to galvanise resources, sustain momentum and show it is within our power to make these diseases a thing of the past.

Watch our video to see how to post on our social media wall.

See the World NTD Day social wall in action

View the social wall

How to take part

Post a short video

We need you to help us fill the wall with as many faces from as many different areas of disease elimination as possible. To do this:

  1. Record a short video stating [I’m/we’re] committed to play [my/our] part to beat NTDs because…”  
  2. Post on social media by copying, pasting and editing the text below – don’t forget to include #PlayYourPart or #BeatNTDs and tag @Sightsavers. The wall will pull in your post automatically.

1 in 5 of us are affected by neglected tropical diseases. This #WorldNTDDay we’re showing we’re 100% committed to play our part to eliminate them. Find out how you can #PlayYourPart: www.sightsavers.org/world-ntd-day @Sightsavers

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Snap a selfie

  1. Take a photo of yourself or your team, or pick a favourite photo from your time working with NTDs (if relevant). 
  2. Post on social media by copying, pasting and editing the text below. Include either #PlayYourPart or #BeatNTDs and tag @Sightsavers, and the wall will pull in your post automatically.

1 in 5 of us are affected by neglected tropical diseases. This #WorldNTDDay [I’m/we’re] committed to play [my/our] part to beat NTDs because […] Find out how you can #PlayYourPart: www.sightsavers.org/world-ntd-day @Sightsavers

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Share a call to action

This #WorldNTDDay we’re calling on the global community to work together to beat neglected tropical diseases (#NTDs). Discover @Sightsavers Social Wall – see other’s commitments and make your own pledge to #PlayYourPart to #BeatNTDs. https://www.sightsavers.org/social-wall-ntds

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Painful.
Life-altering.
Neglected.

More than a billion people in the world are affected by neglected tropical diseases. This #WorldNTDDay discover how you can #PlayYourPart in the fight to #beatNTDs. https://www.sightsavers.org/world-ntd-day @Sightsavers

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Useful extras

Social media

Key hashtags to use for the social wall:
#PlayYourPart
#BeatNTDs 

Other hashtags:
#WorldNTDDay
#100PercentCommitted

Social media handles:
Twitter: @Sightsavers
Instagram: @Sightsavers
Facebook: @SightsaversUK
LinkedIn: @Sightsavers

Accessibility tips

To ensure your content reaches and can be enjoyed by as many people as possible:

  1. Use Twitter’s descriptive text functionality to describe images for people who are visually impaired.
  2. Keep links in full rather than scrambling them with a link shortener, so that users know where they are being directed to.
  3. If using video content with audio, add subtitles so that the video can be understood without sound.

If you have any questions about using this toolkit or the campaign itself, email [email protected]