Kigali Summit 2021

On this page, we will keep you updated on the latest information on the "Malaria and NTDs Kigali Summit" (originally scheduled for June 2020, but postponed due to the effects of the new coronavirus). Although it is co-sponsored with malaria, here we will mainly talk about the movements related to NTDs.

Update 17 October 2022; The final report of the Kigali Declaration has been released. You can check it here .

Last updated: October 17, 2022

Proposals from NTDs-related organizations

At the 4th meeting of the Parliamentary League for the Eradication of Neglected Tropical Diseases held on May 20, 2021, related organizations submitted proposals jointly. This proposal is a compilation of ideas about the commitments that the Government of Japan can make at the Kigali Summit scheduled for June this year. The Kigali Summit has been postponed due to the influence of COVID-19, but since this proposal also has implications for Japan's global health policy, we will publish it here.

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Proposal content

  1. Expand investment in GHIT Fund
  2. Increase NTDs Countermeasure Projects Using Official Development Assistance (ODA)
  3. Expand funding and influence of the World Health Organization Africa Regional Secretariat on NTDs Measures Support Projects (ESPEN)
  4. Leading the move towards the establishment of the NTDs version of the Global Fund
  5. Increase support for civil society organizations involved in NTDs measures

◆ What is the Kigali Summit?

It is a summit to gather leaders from all over the world, set an NTDs countermeasure agenda for the next 10 years, and secure resources.

◆ Why 2020?

The World Health Organization (WHO) 2012 NTDs Countermeasures Roadmap sets 2020 as a break. This year, WHO plans to announce an updated roadmap to 2030. The Kigali Summit brings together a variety of leaders to support this new roadmap.

◆ First attempt?

It's not ... In 2012, when WHO issued its first edition of the NTDs Roadmap, partners from all over the world gathered to issue the "London Declaration." The Declaration set out to build an international public-private partnership and control NTDs 10 diseases by 2020. From Japan, Eisai was initially listed as a member, and in 2014 the GHIT Fund announced its support.

◆ Who sponsors it?

The summit is hosted by the Government of Rwanda. Various organizations are involved in the planning and operation of the summit, but the leader in NTDs is the Uniting to Combat NTDs (UTC) . This partnership was established in response to the "London Declaration" mentioned above. JAGntd supports this UTC.

◆ Why Rwanda?

This is because the Commonwealth Headquarters (CHOGM) in 2020 will be held in Rwanda. This opportunity for many African leaders to come together is a great place to discuss NTDs. By the way, the Kigali Summit itself is not an event attached to CHOGM and is not intended only for Commonwealth member countries.

Kigali Summit on Malaria and NTDS - launch video from Kigali Summit 2020 on Vimeo.

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