The German Network against Neglected Tropical Diseases was established 2014 and forms a national platform in Germany designed to heighten awareness of NTDs and raise the level of commitment in Germany to fighting them. The German network wishes to support the World Health Organization (WHO) in controlling, eliminating or even eradicating the 20 neglected tropical diseases. Since November 2020 the WHO-NTD Roadmap 2030 is a key guiding document for the response to NTDs over the next decade.
The German network consisting of various representatives from the fields of politics, science, civil society and business endeavors to
- inform the public about the topic and draw more attention to neglected tropical diseases;
- convince politicians of the urgency of this topic;
- rally more support in Germany for programs to prevent and control NTDs.