The NTD Report 2015 provides details of our work in NTDs in over 25 countries across the globe.
CBM’s work with NTDs
CBM has been successfully involved in prevention of blindness from onchocerciasis and trachoma for more than 20 years. In order to fight against the five major NTDs (trachoma, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, and soil-transmitted helminths), CBM works with partners at the global, regional and country levels to support national programmes and their efforts to control or eliminate NTDs. The average costs of treatment are estimated at 50 US cents per person per year. The primary focus in current NTD programmes is on prevention and treatment. However, it is important to recognise the need for continuum of care for people affected, in order to reduce suffering from morbidity, stigma and poverty, and enable participation in family and community life.
CBM hosts important NTD meeting in Abu Dhabi
From 13 to 16 September 2015 CBM will host the annual NTD NGDO Meeting in Abu Dhabi, which will be attended by over 150 leading organisations around the world. Cross cutting issues such as morbidity management and disability prevention and the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene in preventing NTDs will be a focus of this year’s meeting.
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) affect more than one billion people worldwide (one sixth of the world population), a disproportionate number of whom are women, children and persons with disability. Anchoring individuals and communities in a cycle of poverty, NTDs cause great human misery, often aggravated by social stigmatisation and discrimination.Dr. Martin Kollmann, CBM Senior Advisor for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Kenya