Although there is potential to eliminate some Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), there remains considerable uncertainty on how to do this and how rapidly it can be achieved. The need to sustain high levels of coverage in difficult settings poses major challenges. In some cases effective tools are available; in others current tools are inadequate. This report, and DFID's support, focuses on those NTDs for which tools are available.
This documents reports on:
- Landmarks and political commitment
- Current status of 'tool ready' NTDs
- Key Public health interventions
Crompton, D.; Pearson, M. Assignment Report: DFID Support to the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases: The Context. HDRC, UK (2011) 31 pp.