Ugandan government launches a national sustainability plan for neglected tropical diseases

Uganda is one of the first endemic countries to release a comprehensive NTD sustainability plan. Act to End NTDS EAST

The plan:

  • Highlights priority areas that require urgent attention by government and NTD program stakeholders to ensure sustainability of program interventions;
  • Provides guidance for dynamic multi-sectoral collaboration and coordination;
  • Outlines steps for integrating NTD services within the broader health care delivery system and as a priority area for higher-level government planning and budgeting considerations;
  • Addresses prioritized gaps with targeted multi-year strategies and activities;
  • Commits to strengthening advocacy to stimulate action towards increasing domestic funding for NTDs from 12% to 30% by 2025; and
  • Identifies indicators and milestones for monitoring progress.

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