Integrating Neglected Tropical Diseases in Global Health and Development

This report discusses the advancements made in the treatment and elimination of neglected tropical diseases. Authors discuss control strategies and five specific public health approaches used as avenues for expanded interventions. They emphasize that integration of these activities into the larger health systems is crucial in achieving universal health coverage. The report also highlights specific successes as the push to achieve year 2020 targets accelerates. Reductions in cases of sleeping sickness, visceral leishmaniasis, and Buruli ulcer are noted.

World Health Organization, April 2017