The World Health Organization

29 Aug 2013

In 2013, The World Health Organization (WHO) adopted resolution WHA66.12 on all 17 neglected tropical diseases. Among other measures, the resolution urges Member States to:

  • ensure country ownership of prevention, control, elimination and eradication programmes;
  • expand and implement interventions and advocate for predictable, long-term international financing for activities related to control and capacity strengthening;
  • integrate control programmes into primary health-care services and existing programmes;
  • ensure optimal programme management and implementation;
  • achieve and maintain universal access to interventions and reach the targets of the roadmap