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Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals: a road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030

Produced by: World Health Organization


The roadmap for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030 is WHO’s second blueprint for preventing, controlling and, where feasible, eliminating and eradicating neglected tropical diseases.

It follows the first road map, Accelerating work to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases, issued in 2012, which set out global targets and milestones to 2020 for the 17 NTDs that then comprised WHO’s NTD portfolio.

The aim of the new road map is to facilitate alignment among Member States and other stakeholders and to accelerate progress towards the prevention, control, elimination and eradication of the 20 NTDs and disease groups now prioritized by WHO and attaining the SDGs.

This text issues a call to action for Member States, donors, implementing partners, disease experts and all other stakeholders to align their strategies and plans towards the prevention of infections and alleviation of the suffering of people affected by WHO’s expanded portfolio of 20 diseases and disease groups.