Virtual Event Series
This January 30th is World NTD Day, which aims to raise global awareness for the urgent need to end Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). As part of this global day of recognition, Reaching the Last Mile invites you to join us in this series of virtual events to explore issues that intersect with a group of diseases that impact one out of every five people worldwide.
Societal impact of NTDs: in partnership with NYU
10-11 AM ET / 3 – 4 PM GMT
Partnering with NYU Abu Dhabi, this session will explore the broader societal impact of conditions like NTDs, including their economic, educational, and psychological implications. The session will also review how these preventable group of diseases can create cycles of poverty and cost developing nations billions of dollars every year and will highlight the policy changes that are needed to end NTDs.
The Power of Partnerships: UAE & The Carter Center Celebrate 30 Years
9-10 AM ET / 2-3 PM GMT
For 30 years the UAE-Carter Center partnership has made measurable impact to improve lives and has expanded to eliminate additional neglected tropical disease (NTD) that affect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities. Hear reflections on the power of partnership and the critical role it plays in accelerating progress to beat NTDs.
Partners around the world are conducting many activities in celebration of World NTD Day, showcasing the truly global fight to eliminate these diseases. Learn more and find ways you can get involved.
ASSOCIATION BURKINABE D ACTION COMMUNAUTAIRE ABAC/ONG
30 January / 02:00
Our activity will focus on a caravan for the fight against trachoma and lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem in Burkina. This year, the caravan will take place outside the city, especially in the villages most affected by NTDs. This caravan will crisscross with posters featuring images of trachomatous trichiasis that causes blindness, posters featuring images of scrotal elephantiasis, and lymphatic filariasis athlete’s feet. We will also do articles in the print media and short videos. Please note: this activity will be French language.
Country: United States / Brazil
30 January / 06:00
World NTD Day Celebration with De-Neglect. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of preventable, treatable diseases that can steal people of their health, livelihood & sense of dignity. On January 30th, join us and hundreds of partners on celebrating the world-wide dedication to eliminate NTDs and its progress by spreading awareness!
We will be celebrating by posting infographics, sharing the latest news on NTDs, hosting a watch party for an infomercial on one of the NTDs, scabies, along with a Q&A section.
• Jan 30 @ 11am PST: YouTube premiere
• Jan 30 @ 7pm PST: Zoom screening and live Q&A
CVM Comunità Volontari per il Mondo
Country: Ethiopia / Tanzania
30 January / 02:00
This round table discussion, featuring international guests, will seek to raise awareness on NTDs, as well as explore challenges and encourage initiatives for sharing and collaboration. Please note: this activity will be Italian language.
Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
Country: Germany / Madagascar
29 January / 17:00
Round table organized by the BNITM : Operational and implementation Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) research: A field perspective.
On World NTD Day, more than 50 landmarks across 25 nations will light up to draw attention to the 1.7 billion people around the world still suffering from neglected tropical diseases. See below to find a monument near you, and post photos to your social channels if you see one of these illuminated monuments in your own city. Be sure to include #beatNTDs and #EndTheNeglect.
|Mt Inasa||Nagasaki||Japan||1730 -2200|
|Megami Big Bridge||Nagasaki||Japan||1730 – 2200|
|N Seoul Tower||Seoul||Korea||1900-2100|
|Citi Group Tower||Shanghai||China||1800-2300|
|Great Wall of China||Beijing||China||1700-1900|
|Navamindrapobitr 84th Anniversary Building||Bangkok||Thailand||1900 -2400|
|KL Tower||Kuala Lumpur||Malaysia||2000-2400|
|Burj Al Arab||Dubai||UAE||1800-2400|
|Khalifa University||Abu Dhabi||UAE||1800-2400|
|Alain Municipality||Abu Dhabi||UAE||1800-2400|
|ADGM Sawah tower||Abu Dhabi||UAE||1800-2400|
|Sheikh Zayed Bridge||Abu Dhabi||UAE||1800-2400|
|Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium||Abu Dhabi||UAE||1800-2400|
|Mohammed Alkhamis Univ||Abu Dhabi||UAE||1800-2400|
|W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island||Abu Dhabi||UAE||1800-2400|
|Marina Mall||Abu Dhabi||UAE||1800-2400|
|Etihad Arena||Abu Dhabi||UAE||1800-2400|
|Emirates Palace||Abu Dhabi||UAE||1800-2400|
|Treasury in Petra||Petra||Jordan||1800-2400|
|Place De La Gar Central||Kinsasha||DRC|
|Place de la Concertation||Niamy||Niger||1800-1900|
|Leaning Tower of Pisa||Pisa||Italy||1730-2230|
|Maschio Angioini (New Castle )||Naples||Italy||1800-2400|
|Piazza del Plebiscito||Naples||Italy||1800-2400|
|Palazzo Pirelli||Milan||Italy||1730- 0600|
|Sony Berlin Centre||Berlin||Germany||1700-1900|
|Abbey and Altenmunster of Lorsch||Lorsch||Germany|
|Old Mill de Zoeker||Zaanstad||Netherlands||1700-2130|
|Kigali Convention Center||Kigali||Rwanda|
|Monument 22 Novembre||Conarky||Guinea||1800-1900|
|African Reniassance Monument||Dakar||Senegal||1800-1900|
|Christ the Redeemer||Rio de Janiero||Brazil||2030-2200|
|Bloomberg Tower||New York City||USA||1630-2400|
|UAE Embassy||Washington, DC||USA|
|Jimmy Carter Boyhood Home||Plains, GA||USA||1800-0600|
|Main Street||Plains, GA||USA||1800-0600|
|Georgia Southwestern University||Americus, GA||USA||1800-0600|
|Mercedes Benz Stadium||Atlanta||USA||1800-0600|
|Ferris Wheel, Centennial Park||Atlanta||USA||1800-0600|
|Carter Center and Library||Atlanta||USA||18700-0600|
|Columbia Center Tower||Seattle||USA||1200-2400|
|Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Campus||Seattle||USA|
|Plaza del Zocalo||Mexico City||Mexico|
|Kigali Convention Center||Kigali||Rwanda||1800-2300|