Global Shapers Harare Hub

With over 60% of Zimbabweans affected by NTDs , we plan on hosting a half day seminar on NTDs targeted at youth groups, media personality and to bring in dignitaries from the Ministry of Youth. We will have 5 distinct sessions: 1. An introduction on NTDs and its effects globally and Zimbabwe from the Public Health Director of the Global Shapers Harare Hub 2. A presentation from a Climate Reality Leader trained by Al Gore on the link between climate change and public health (including NTDs) 3. A panel discussion on the state of NTDs in Zimbabwe and how various stakeholders can join together to win the fight by 2030.

NALA Foundation

For World NTD Day, the NALA team will collaborate with the local radio station and the health bureau to produce and broadcast a mass media campaign. This campaign will reach and inspire healthy changes for more than 150,000 people at risk for hygiene-related NTDs in Bench Maji Zone, located in Ethiopia’s Southern region, which is one of Ethiopia’s toughest disease hot spot areas. The radio show will raise awareness on NTDs and promote healthy hygiene behaviors. Community networks and local leaders will also be engaged to promote the program.

The Task Force for Global Health

On the first ever World NTD Day, learn about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) which threaten 1.6 billion people living in the poorest and most marginalized communities worldwide and join us for a panel discussion with global health practitioners from The Task Force for Global Health, The Carter Center and RTI International, discussing why they are passionate about eliminating NTDs and why would should be too!

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.