World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day : 30 January
The World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day (World NTD Day) is observed on January 30 every year to raise awareness about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) as a critical public health challenge so that we can progress towards their elimination.
2022 theme is ‘Achieving health equity to end the neglect of poverty-related diseases’.
2022 slogan is “From neglect to care”
The first World NTD Day was held on 30 January 2020.
The proposal to recognise the day was made by the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) include a range of conditions that can blind, disfigure, or even disable people.
Currently, the World Health Organization (WHO) identifies 20 major conditions as NTDs.