Third WHO report on neglected tropical diseases


The third WHO report on neglected tropical diseases urges affected countries to enhance their domestic investments in order to sustainably address social and health inequities. Creating conditions to generate the investments needed to overcome these diseases – which blind, disfigure, disable and kill – will provide an essential package of interventions to more than 1.5 billion people worldwide.


Investing to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases sets specific investment targets and stresses the need for firm, sustainable budgetary commitments if governments are to reach the targets set in the WHO roadmap on neglected tropical diseases for 2015–2020 and accelerate progress.