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Consultation: Draft Global Strategy on WASH and NTDs 2021−2030

<p><span style="background-color:transparent;text-align:inherit;text-transform:inherit;white-space:inherit;word-spacing:normal;caret-color:auto;">In 2015, WHO and partners mobilized the WASH community to help accelerate and sustain efforts to control and eliminate NTDs&nbsp; through a</span><a href="https://www.who.int/publications-detail-redirect/WHO-FWC-WSH-15.12" style="text-align:inherit;text-transform:inherit;white-space:inherit;word-spacing:normal;"> Global Strategy for 2015-2020</a><span style="background-color:transparent;text-align:inherit;text-transform:inherit;white-space:inherit;word-spacing:normal;caret-color:auto;">. This was later supplemented by the publication of a </span><a href="https://www.who.int/publications-detail-redirect/9789241515009" style="text-align:inherit;text-transform:inherit;white-space:inherit;word-spacing:normal;">toolkit</a><span style="background-color:transparent;text-align:inherit;text-transform:inherit;white-space:inherit;word-spacing:normal;caret-color:auto;">, developed jointly with the NTD NGO Network (NNN), to help health and WASH partners with the practicalities of working together.</span><br /></p><p>The <a href="https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-UCN-NTD-2020.01">NTD road map</a> 2021-2030 was launched on 28 January 2021. It aims to strengthen programmatic responses to NTDs, and specifically encourages cross-sector actions in NTD control, elimination and eradication. The road map includes a cross-cutting target on &ldquo;achieving universal access to at least basic water supply, sanitation and hygiene in areas endemic for NTDs by 2030&rdquo;, and calls for strengthened coordination and collaboration with WASH stakeholders to ensure that services are delivered and sustained in communities that are most affected by NTDs. </p><p>WHO is now updating the 2015 Global WASH-NTD strategy to support the new NTD road map and to incorporate lessons learnt on WASH-NTD collaboration over the past 5 years. The draft Strategy document can be accessed <a href="https://cdn.who.int/media/docs/default-source/wash-documents/burden-of-disease/draft-wash-ntd-strategy-210216.pdf?sfvrsn=ac74dfd_7">here</a>. </p><p>Interested stakeholders are invited to provide feedback using this <a href="https://extranet.who.int/dataformv3/index.php/129183?lang=en" target="_blank">online form</a> and to circulate among their networks to facilitate broader, comprehensive feedback. </p><p>Feedback would be greatly appreciated by<strong> 3 March 2021.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong></strong><strong></strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Read More

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