Master Plans towards the control and elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases
National NTD Master Plans are essential strategic documents for governments to effectively plan and implement sustainable NTD programmes. Such national NTD programme’s comprehensive multi-year plan provides programme goals, objectives and year strategy based on extensive situation analysis, and addresses all components of the NTD programmes relevant to the country. The Master Plan outlines specific, measurable targets for 2027 for the eradication, elimination and control of all NTDs endemic in each country, as well as cross-cutting targets aligned with WHO’s Thirteenth General Programme of Work 2019-2023, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It includes the strategies and approaches for achieving these targets, with cross-cutting themes for several diseases, and moves towards the prevention of infections and alleviation of the suffering of people affected by WHO’s expanded portfolio of 20 diseases and disease groups, as well as how this contributes to attaining the SDGs.
Ministry of Health users
If your NTD Master Plan is complete but not currently accessible on the ESPEN Portal, please contact Dr Jorge Cano who can assist you with the submission.
If you need support to complete an updated NTD Master Plan, please refer to our guide for its development. If you would like support to produce or review your NTD Master Plan, please contact Dr Pauline Mwinzi.