With support from international partners, the German network against neglected tropical diseases forms a national platform in Germany designed to heighten awareness of this group of diseases 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 at least ten of the 18 neglected tropical diseases.
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.