Report on the Kigali Summit and Signature of Kigali Declaration

The Kigali Declaration, a partnership for the control of tropical diseases, was signed at the Kigali Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases held last month on June 23 in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

Hosted by President Paul Kagame of the Republic of Rwanda, the Kigali Summit saw commitments totaling more than US$4 billion, including funding from governments, international organizations, philanthropists, and the private sector. In addition, 18 billion tablets were donated by pharmaceutical companies for the prevention and treatment of NTDs.

In addition, in response to the urgent threat of a resurgence of malaria and NTDs due to stagnant funding and the COVID-19 epidemic, the Summit also saw parties express their willingness to demonstrate leadership and action to accelerate progress toward eliminating these diseases by 2030 and to mobilize political will These countries have also expressed their willingness to take other global leaders. These countries further urged other global leaders to show their support by endorsing and committing resources to the Kigali Declaration on NTDs.

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The Kigali Declaration has also been signed by industry-academia-government organizations such as the following from Japan.
Government of Japan ( Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare), Eisai , Eiken Chemical , Nagasaki University, etc.