Position of the German Network against Neglected Tropical Diseases (DNTDs) for the G7 summit under the presidency of Germany
Include neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the Global Fund
Strengthen Research and Development in the fight against NTDs
Berlin, December 18, 2014. The position was sent to the German Chancellor and the Sherpa of the German Chancellor for the G7 process, the Federal Ministers at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), at the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), at the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), the chairs of the Bundestag commissions on the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development (AWZ), for Education, Research and Technology Assessment, the Budget, Health and Foreign Affairs, the whips of the CDU/CSU, SPD, Alliance 90/The Greens and The Left.
With this letter, the German Network against NTDs calls upon the German Chancellor and the German Sherpa for the G7 to include neglected tropical diseases in the mandate of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and to strengthen its support for research activities into NTDs.