The BEST Framework: A comprehensive approach towards Neglected Tropical Diseases
The term “Neglected Tropical Diseases” was coined in 2003, to bring together a concerted global effort. Addressing NTDs under a single ‘brand’ has significantly added to interest in NTDs, and subsequently added to funding and implementation support. This briefing outlines why the BEST framework for NTDs is needed and what it seeks to achieve. It calls on NTD stakeholders to adopt the BEST framework and embed cross-sectoral approaches and systems thinking in their work.