London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases: 5th Anniversary


GSK, The Gates Foundation, Uniting to Combat NTDs


Conference Launch + Social Media


Awareness & Advocacy


Steve Maud


Jez Hunziker


Rachael Mclean-Anderson/Helen Button

One in seven of the world’s population suffer from a neglected tropical disease. That’s more than the population of Europe. And yet, through large-scale mass drug distribution programmes in some of the poorest regions on the planet, nearly one billion people are now safer from these diseases than they were half a decade ago.

This film celebrates the 5th anniversary of a groundbreaking international coalition: Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Its aim is hugely ambitious yet highly focused: to control, eradicate or eliminate ten debilitating and potentially fatal tropical diseases by 2020. Here, we document some of the incredible progress so far.

This six-minute introductory film was shown to over 800 senior government officials and world health delegates at the World Health Organisation in Geneva in April 2017. With a revised version created for distribution on social media after the event, this brings the number of films we delivered to 15 – all of which help to share the positive impacts of this life-changing programme to a wider audience.

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