Neglected Tropical Diseases in WHO South Asia Region
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, August 2017
In the recent past we have seen a major change in the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) landscape. By bringing this diverse group of diseases under the umbrella of NTDs, WHO played an important advocacy and catalytic role in generating a renewed interest, commitment and support to eradicate, eliminate and control them. Although we have made good progress, the job is far from being done. While efforts to overcome existing operational and programmatic challenges continue, new and emerging issues are being noted as some of the programmes enter into the last mile of elimination.