Toward a Healthy Future: Working Together to End Neglected Tropical Diseases and Malnutrition

All 34 countries with the highest rates of malnutrition are endemic for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). This brief explores the relationship between, and opportunity to address, two types of NTDs — intestinal worm infections and schistosomiasis — and malnutrition. It makes the case for international development partners to scale up deworming treatments alongside efforts to improve nutrition and other determinants of health as a way to reach more people in need and ensure lasting impact.