3.3.5 Interventions Against Neglected Tropical Diseases
Number of persons that require interventions against 15 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD’s). The NTD’s were identified by the World Health Organisation NTD Roadmap.
Global Health Observatory data repository. Retrieved from “http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A1629?lang=en”
Accelerating work to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases: A Roadmap for Implementation. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2012. Retrieved from “https://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/diseases/en/”
3.3.5 Interventions Against Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Sustainable Development Goals
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3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality. Major progress has been made on increasing access to clean water and sanitation, reducing malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues.
Related 3.3.5 Interventions Against Neglected Tropical Diseases Targets
By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases