World NTDs Countermeasures


This is a chronological summary of NTDs events around the world.


Year Event
1997 G8/G7 Prime Minister Hashimoto of the Denver Summit "With the cooperation of the World Health Organization and other participating countries, Japan will discuss the current state of the world and the direction of countermeasures, including Japan's experience in controlling parasites. Will play a central role in the discussion and discuss it at the summit next year. " 1
1998 Declaration 2 of the G8 Birmingham Summit "Strengthening mutual cooperation on infectious and parasitic diseases and supporting the efforts of the World Health Organization in these areas" 2 (so-called "Hashimoto Initiative")
1998 Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD2)
Announced promotion of parasite control in Africa 3
2000 Kyushu-Okinawa Summit "Okinawa Infectious Disease Control Initiative"
Commitment to human resource development, polio support, and safe water supply at the three major infectious disease control (HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria) and international parasite control centers (Thailand, Kenya, Ghana) 4
2000 United Nations Millennium Summit Adopted Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the United Nations Millennium Declaration. Target 8 clarifies that "stop the outbreak of malaria and other major diseases by 2015 and then reduce the incidence" 5
2003 WHO publishes workshop report "Intensified Control of the Neglected Diseases" in Berlin 6
2005 WHO establishes neglected tropical disease control department at Geneva headquarters 7
2007 WHO publishes plan "Global plan to combat neglected tropical diseases 2008-2015" 8
Set control strategies and goals for 19 diseases
2007 1st WHO / NTDs Global Partners Meeting Held
13 Disease-focused measures announced 9
2008 G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit
Reaffirmed commitment fulfillment for HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and polio. Agreed to support control or conquest of "Neglected Tropical Diseases" (NTDs). Advocate strengthening of health system and cooperation of disease-specific approaches 10
2010 WHO publishes 1st Global NTD Report 11
17 Focusing on diseases and expressing countermeasures
2010 Eisai announces free provision of DEC tablets for the treatment of lymphatic filariasis (first Japanese company to provide free to WHO)
2012 WHO announces "Promotion of Overcoming the Global Impact of NTDs: Roadmap for Implementation" 7 .
Guidance for NTDs 17 diseases by 2020
2012 London Declaration on NTDs 12
Joint Statement for Building International Public-Private Partnerships and Controlning NTDs 10 Diseases by 2020
2012 Establishment of Uniting to Combat NTD 13 Partnership to complete the London Declaration
2013 Resolution of the 66th World's Health Assembly (WHA66.12)
First adopted to integrate 17 diseases into NTDs 14
2015 The "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" will be adopted, centered on the United Nations Summit Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 15 NTDs is specified in the target 3.3 of SDGs.
2016 G7 Ise-Shima Summit 16
Focusing on poverty-related diseases and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), implementing policies to develop and promote access to medicines, provide incentives and global health technology to manage crisis, achieve UHC and strengthen drug resistance measures Promote public-private partnerships such as the Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT), map R & D, strengthen cooperation between research institutions, and promote cooperation in the regulatory affairs of pharmaceuticals. Japan's new financial cooperation in the field of international health of about 1.1 billion dollars (800 million dollars to strengthen the three major infectious disease control and health systems through the global fund, 706 million dollars to promote the spread and use of vaccines by Gavi, in collaboration with GHIT Contributed $ 130 million to research and development of NTD drugs, $ 50 million to WHO to strengthen public health crisis response, and $ 50 million to support PEF of the World Bank).
2016 Resolution of the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA69.21)
Approved to add Mycetoma to NTDs. It is also resolved that the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases (STAG) will establish the process for adding diseases to NTDs.
2017 WHO, 10th NTDs Strategic Technology Advisory Group (STAG) Meeting Fungal infections including mycetoma, scabies and ectoparasites, and snakebite will be added, resulting in NTDs from 17 to 20
2017 2nd WHO / NTDs Global Partners Meeting 17
2017 UHC Forum 2017 was held jointly by the Government of Japan, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund, UHC2030, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the "UHC Tokyo Declaration" was adopted. Official side event "Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): Driving progress towards UHC ”held 18
2019 G20 Finance Ministers and Health Ministers Joint Session Held in Osaka Confirmed the commitments of the Finance Ministers and Health Ministers on the "G20 Common Understanding on the Importance of Strengthening UHC Finance in Developing Countries" 19
2019 Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7)
Recognizing the importance of controlling infectious diseases such as HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, polio and NTDs in the "Yokohama Declaration" 20


  1. Record of press conferences inside and outside Prime Minister Hashimoto. Available at: (Accessed: 14th July 2018)
  2. G8 Birmingham Summit Communiqué. Available at: (Accessed: 4th August 2018)
  3. "2nd Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD II)" -Current status of follow-up (example)-. Available at: (Accessed: 4th August 2018)
  4. Okinawa Infectious Disease Control Initiative. (2000).
  5. United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Available at: (Accessed: 5th August 2018)
  6. World Health Organization (WHO). Intensified Control of Neglected Diseases. Report of an International Workshop. (2004).
  7. World Health Organization (WHO). Accelerating Work to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Roadmap for Implementaion. (2012).
  8. World Health Organization (WHO). GLOBAL PLAN TO COMBAT NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES 2008–2015. (2007).
  9. World Health Organization (WHO). Report of the first global partners' meeting on neglected tropical diseases: a turning point. (2007).
  10. Hokkaido Toyako Summit-Documents / Materials / Development / Africa. Available at: (Accessed: 4th August 2018)
  11. World Health Organization (WHO). Working to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases. (2010).
  12. Uniting To Combat Negelected Tropical Diseases. London Declaration On Negelected Tropical Diseases. (2012). Doi: 10.1080 / 03064228708534241
  13. Uniting to Combat NTDs. Available at: (Accessed: 4th August 2018)
  14. WHO. Neglected tropical diseases. Sixty-Sixth World Heal. Assem. 74, v–vii (2014).
  15. WHO | SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages. WHO (2017). Available at: (Accessed: 4th August 2018)
  16. G7 Ise-Shima Summit | Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Available at: (Accessed: 5th August 2018)
  17. WHO | About the Global Partners Meeting. WHO (2017). Available at: (Accessed: 4th August 2018)
  18. UHC forum 2017 Official Side Event "Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): Driving progress towards UHC" | Nagasaki University. Available at: news2544.html. (Accessed: 4th August 2018)
  19. Ministry of Finance "Finance" Reiwa July 1st issue
  20. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yokohama Declaration 2019.