The World Health Organization

In 2013, The World Health Organization (WHO) adopted resolution WHA66.12 on all 17 neglected tropical diseases.  Among other measures, the resolution urges Member States to:

  • ensure country ownership of prevention, control, elimination and eradication programmes;
  • expand and implement interventions and advocate for predictable, long-term international financing for activities related to control and capacity strengthening;
  • integrate control programmes into primary health-care services and existing programmes;
  • ensure optimal programme management and implementation;
  • achieve and maintain universal access to interventions and reach the targets of the roadmap
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