NTDs are some of the oldest and most painful diseases in history. Yet, the progress made over the last five years is one of the most heroic efforts ever orchestrated in the service of the world’s most neglected people.
It’s a commitment really without comparison in global health. 10 pharmaceutical companies donated 1.5 billion NTD treatments in 2016 alone. Since 2012, more than 300 million people are no longer in need of preventive medicines thanks to these NTD drug donation programs.