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World Health Organization shows progress made on eliminating neglected tropical diseases

World Health Organization shows progress made on eliminating neglected tropical diseases

Posted On: 28/04/17

The number of people at risk from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) has fallen by 20 per cent over the past five years, according to figures revealed at the World Health Organization NTD Summit in Geneva.

The figures also show that as part of their treatment for NTDs, nearly a billion people were given drugs in 2015.

The World Health Organization (WHO) was reporting on progress made towards the 2012 London Declaration, in which a group of non-governmental organisations, private and public...

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