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Leaving no one behind: a neglected tropical disease indicator and tracers for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Abstract

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have emerged as a global pledge to ‘leave no one behind’. Under SDG 3, ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all’, target 3.3 extends the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) beyond HIV, TB and malaria to ‘end the epidemic’ of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2030. Other targets are also relevant to NTDs, especially 3.8 (Universal Health Coverage), 6.1 (water) and 6.2 (sanitation). This commentary summarises the proposed NTD indicator (3.3) and tracers (3.8 and 6.1/6.2). These will help ensure that the world's poorest and most marginalized people are prioritized at every step on the path towards SDG targets.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Fitzpatrick C
Engels D
Year of Publication
2016
Journal
International health
Volume
8
Issue
Suppl 1
Number of Pages
15-18
Type of Article
Commentary
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1876-3413
DOI
10.1093/inthealth/ihw002
Alternate Journal
Int. Health
Publication Language
eng