On World NTD Day, the VALIDATE Network shared a blog post and social media posts highlighting the importance of beating NTDs, and the research by VALIDATE and its members to accelerate vaccine development for leishmaniasis and leprosy (as well as melioidosis and tuberculosis).

Philippine Leprosy Mission

We will raise public awareness on the importance of Skin Health in order to enhance control of leprosy and other Skin NTDs (ex. yaws, mycetoma, head lice, scabies, filariasis) in the Philippines. Infomercials (3 – 4 minutes@) in English and Filipino will be produced and repeatedly shown to the public in social media, in different venues and dates to share key messages (basic facts, treatment, prevention, stop stigma).

Gram Swarajya Samiti Ghoshi

We are planning the following activities to impact the further spread of NTDs : 1. Community training programme focusing on the eve of world NTD day for prevention of NTD. The intended participants will be community leaders from different slums of Patna. The objective is to sensitize the community influencer and creation of pressure group on concerned government department.

Centro de Investigaciones Regionales Dr Hideyo Noguchi de la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatan

The Research Center of the Autonomous University of Yucatán, Mexico has been a pioneer in the study of NTDs in the southeast of Mexico and it is an an entity with the capacity and experience which recognizes the relevance and importance of the control of neglected diseases We are very excited to participate the next January 30th and the next 2 weeks in the promotion of this date. Our activities will include: radio programs, TV presentations, cultural activities and conferences organization with the participation of the experts in the field from at least 4 different formal groups from our research center.