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Neglected Tropical Diseases (2015)

G7 Science Academies’ Statement 2015


(2015, 2 pages)

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are a group of infections that affect mainly the poorest and place an economic burden on lowand middle-income countries. In principle, NTDs are preventable, treatable, controllable and some even eradicable. Moreover, most interventions against NTDs are highly cost-effective.

To make progress toward preventing, controlling and eliminating NTDs, the G7 Academies of Sciences call for:

  • (1) increasing efforts to empower and build capacity in affected countries to deal with these diseases,
  • (2) intensifying research on NTDs,
  • (3) developing and delivering affordable and accessible treatments, and
  • (4) NTDs to be fully accounted for in the Sustainable Development Goals.


Dr. Marina Koch-Krumrei

Head of International Relations Department

Phone 0345 - 47 239 - 830
Fax 0345 - 47 239 - 839
E-Mail marina.koch-krumrei @leopoldina.org

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