What we do

With country ownership and leadership of their control and elimination programs as a guiding principle, ESPEN contributes to the broader WHO target of universal health coverage, long-term sustainability and strengthening of health systems by:

  1. Scaling up treatments to achieve 100% geographical coverage, leaving no one behind.
  2. Building their capacity to provide quality health services, countries are able to interrupt transmission and reach their elimination goals.
  3. Strengthening information systems for evidence-based action: Reaching universal health coverage requires strong measurement and transparency.
  4. Improving the effective use of donated medicines through enhanced supply chain management: Every donated tablet is administered with no extra financial charge to those who need it.
  5. Fostering partnerships and strengthening advocacy for increased resource mobilization for NTD elimination.