We have teamed up with Global Citizen – a movement of engaged citizens around the world, who are using their collective voice to be the generation to end extreme poverty by 2030.
Neglected tropical diseases affect the poorest on the planet. They disable, they disfigure and sometimes they kill. These diseases perpetuate poverty by keeping children out of school and adults out of work. These diseases are most prevalent in remote, rural areas with limited access to health care, clean water and sanitation.
Need some more text here about linking NTDs to health, zero hunger, women and girls, education, water and sanitation, life below water – the primary policy areas which Global Citizen are covering. And some more info about Mandela 100 with links to the centenary site. Also what GC are planning to do around UNGA in September.
Reaching the unreached
We are asking countries to commit towards our target of $250 million per year reach the 500 million still left behind, still affected by NTDs and still in need of treatment.
Whilst NTDs are present in 149 countries, they thrive in areas where access to healthcare, adequate sanitation and clean water is limited such as in rural areas, urban informal settlements and in conflict zones. They affect some of the world’s poorest, most marginalised and remote communities, predominantly in Africa, Asia and the Americas, costing developing economies billions of dollars every year.
The diseases themselves are not neglected, but the people that suffer from them are.
You can join us to make a difference. Sign up to Global Citizen and complete actions to place NTDs on the agendas of world leaders and policy-makers. As well as playing your part in improving the lives of billions, your actions earn you points towards exclusive concerts around the world.