NALA, a recognized expert in disease prevention, recently signed the Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) at the 2023 NNN Annual Meeting in Tanzania. This commitment marks a significant milestone for NALA, aligning its vision with the global effort to eradicate, eliminate, or control NTDs by 2030.
Understanding the Kigali Declaration
The Kigali Declaration is a powerful, high-level political commitment that mobilizes resources, political will, and community commitment to end the suffering caused by NTDs. Signed by individuals, communities, and countries worldwide, the declaration places emphasis on each signatory’s unique contribution to the collective progress against NTDs.
Launched at the Kigali Summit on Malaria and NTDs in June 2022, the Kigali Declaration has garnered significant support, with substantial financial commitments and donations announced during the summit. This declaration has contributed to incredible progress against NTDs, with 50 countries eliminating at least one NTD, 600 million people no longer requiring treatment, and cases of diseases like sleeping sickness and Guinea worm reaching all-time lows.
NALA, through its commitment to the Kigali Declaration, pledges to play a pivotal role as an implementing partner, policy-shaping influence, and financial contributor to eliminating NTDs. The organization’s commitments, outlined on the commitment tracker as of January 2024, showcase its dedication to making a lasting impact in the fight against NTDs.
NALA’s signing of the Kigali Declaration signifies a bold step toward global health improvement. The organization’s commitments align with the vision of a world free from NTDs by 2030, reinforcing its dedication to being a catalyst for change on the global stage.