Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals: a road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021−2030 was prepared through an extensive global consultation pursuant to decision EB146(9) of the Executive Board at its 146th session in February 2020 that culminated in the endorsement of the document by the Seventy-third World Health Assembly in November 2020.
The road map sets global targets and milestones to prevent, control, eliminate or eradicate 20 diseases and disease groups as well as overarching and cross-cutting targets aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. Three foundational pillars will support global efforts to achieve the targets: accelerate programmatic action (pillar 1), intensify cross-cutting approaches (pillar 2) and change operating models and culture to facilitate country ownership (pillar 3).
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The road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021-2030 aims at guiding the global NTD community toward the achievement of the overarching, cross-cutting and disease-specific targets set for 2030.
The course aims at providing the learner with key information on the road map and is structured around 8 modules: introduction to the course, introduction to NTDs, introduction to the road map, targets and milestones, how to accelerate programmatic action (pillar 1), how to intensify cross-cutting approaches (pillar 2), how to change operating models and culture to facilitate country ownership (pillar 3), and conclusions.
The target audience for the course includes policy-makers within and beyond the health sector, national programme managers, researchers, partners, donors and development agencies.
Course duration: Approximately two hours.
Certificates: A Record of Achievement certificate will be available to participants who score at least 80% in the final assessment. Participants who receive a Record of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.