Road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030

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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Self-paced
Language: English
NTD road map

Course information

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.

What you'll learn

  • Describe how progress is accelerated towards the prevention, control, elimination and eradication of the 20 NTDs and disease groups now prioritized by WHO and attaining the SDGs.
  • Demonstrate ability to facilitate alignment among Member States, donors, implementing partners, disease experts and all other stakeholders.

Course contents

  • Module 1: Welcome to the course:

    By the end of this module, you will be able to: Describe the course structure and the scope of each module.
  • Module 2: NTDs, what are they and progress till 2020:

    By the end of this module, you will be able to: List down the 20 diseases; Classify the disease groups, their causes and summarize the progress in control and prevention of NTDs.
  • Module 3: Introduction to the road map 2030:

    By the end of this module, you will be able to: Describe in detail the context of the new road map, the process of its development and the key shifts in approach for accelerated action to control, eliminate and eradicate NTDs.
  • Module 4: Targets and milestones and introduction to the 3 pillars :

    By the end of this module, you will be able to: Describe the details of the 2030 targets and milestones.
  • Module 5: Pillar 1: Accelerate programmatic action:

    By the end of this module, you will be able to: Describe the key actions required to accelerate action towards the 2030 goals (pillar 1).
  • Module 6: Pillar 2: Intensify cross-cutting approaches:

    By the end of this module, you will be able to: Describe the cross-cutting approaches required to meet the 2030 targets cost-effectively and sustainably (pillar 2).
  • Module 7: Pillar 3: Changing models and culture to facilitate country ownership:

    By the end of this module, you will be able to: Highlight the importance of country ownership for meeting the 2030 targets (pillar 3).
  • Module 8: Concluding section:

    By the end of this module, you will be able to: View the course conclusion, with further actions planned; Access links to available courses for understanding the way forward for control, elimination and eradication of NTDs.
  • Final Assessment

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 80% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.