Public Health Update

On the occasion of first-ever World NTD Day, Public Health Update will develop and launch website and social media campaigns on Neglected Tropical Diseases among medical students, public health students and healthcare providers to raise awareness on NTDs. Our social media platforms will also display messages related to NTDs to raise awareness among our audiences.


In honor of the DRC’s Third Annual National Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) Day and First Annual World NTD Day on January 30, the DRC Cabinet of the Ministry, national HAT elimination program, and partners are hosting national and provincial-level political celebrations to recognize progress made to date toward HAT elimination, raise awareness of the disease, and catalyze the necessary actions to achieve sustained elimination.

Alliance Water Solutions

For World NTD Day, Alliance Water Solutions will partner with Nebbi District leadership and RTI International to raise critical awareness about trachoma especially promoting facial cleanliness, use of safe and clean water, construction and use of pit latrines for human waste disposal. The day’s events will include a sensitization meeting of all leaders in the sub county and a local parade led by a community brass band displaying messages on trachoma prevention.