You may have read our article about the need for a global indicator for Neglected Tropical Diseases.

We can now report that we have made progress towards getting an indicator included for Neglected Tropical Diseases. The United Nations Inter-Agency and Expert Group meeting in Bangkok about the Sustainable Development Goals has proposed an indicator:

Number of people requiring interventions against neglected tropical diseases

They have turned this indicator “green” which means that there will be more consultation but this is a very positive outcome.

The UK, Colombia and Mexico delegates all supported this development.