#WorldNTDDAY, Shine the Light on Neglected Diseases

Worldwide, there are more than 1 billion people affected by NTDs, of whom, 1.7 billion need preventive treatment every year. Despite the ongoing pandemic, 757 million people received NTD treatment in 2020.

On the 30. January, people around the world set out to create awareness for neglected tropical diseases, as they marked the World NTD Day, #WorldNTDDay, #BeatNTDs.

In Germany, more than 100+ people  joined in making a  commitment to  the 100% committed campaign. A photo collage shows 100+ of these committed supporters from civil society, research, the private sector and politics, including the doctor and TV presenter Dr Eckart von Hirschhausen, the Minister of Economics of the Federal State of Hesse, Tarek Al-Wazir, members of the German Bundestag, renowned scientists and the entire board of the German Network against Neglected Tropical Diseases with its spokesperson Prof. Dr Achim Hörauf. Continue reading...

 Scientists and the NTD community sent out messages to the world and accompilation video was created. Prof. Achim Hoerauf, Director  IMMIP as among those who sent short video messages to advocate for NTD #beatNTDs.Youtube video