Berlin 15.06.2022 - The Kigali Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) is being hosted by the Government of Rwanda in parallel with the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting (CHOGM). The focus is on the Kigali Declaration on NTDs. Programmatically, the Kigali Declaration is based on the WHO Roadmap 2030 against Neglected Tropical Diseases. It focuses on country ownership of NTD programmes, integration and intersectoral collaboration to ensure that they are long-term and sustainable. The Declaration provides an opportunity to mobilise the political will, international community commitment, resources and action needed to end unnecessary suffering from neglected and poverty-associated tropical diseases. The signatories of this declaration commit to play their part in ensuring that NTDs are eradicated, eliminated or controlled by 2030.
The German government, represented by Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), was the first European country to sign the Kigali Declaration in January 2022.
Members of the German Network against Neglected Tropical Diseases (DNTDs) will be on site to support the German commitment against neglected tropical diseases.