by Wendy Harrison
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (APPMG), 2013
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) continue to place a huge burden on the poorest and most vulnerable communities in the world; they are keeping the bottom billion at the bottom. The 4th report outlines NTD elimination progress and needs within the development context, the integrated and inter-sectoral approaches necessary to help achieve this, surveillance of countries post-elimination as well as presenting current ideas in the NTD debate. The report also provides a global picture on NTDs displaying a map illustrating areas identified for control and elimination and factsheets on common NTDs.