By Lisa Rotondo, Director, ENVISION project. Twitter: @lisarotondo
This week, we at RTI renew our commitment to the global movement for universal health coverage and we recognize the tremendous progress since the London Declaration on NTDs. It’s a wonderful thing to celebrate these momentous milestones together.
So what’s the link between the two? They make separate commitments, but have a shared goal — health for all. I believe NTD programs are a gateway for universal health coverage. Uniting to Combat NTDs just launched the fifth progress report and scorecard of the London Declaration on NTDs –Reaching a billion: Ending NTDs: A Gateway to UHC — celebrating the incredible progress of NTD programs in reducing the burden of disease and improving the quality of life for some of the world’s poorest communities. It underscores the value of NTD programs in achieving universal health coverage more broadly, through unprecedented public-private partnerships, national scale and reach, innovative solutions, and much more. [READ MORE]