"We are delighted to welcome the announcement by the Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt. Hon Priti Patel of further support for implementation of Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) programmes and continued support for focussed research activities.
This decision by UK DFID is an endorsement of the impact of NTD programmes supported by DFID over recent years and recognition that these programmes have achieved the key objectives of DFID policy- addressing a major cause of poverty, value for money of interventions, disability alleviation, wide ranging effective partnerships - all underpinned by measurable results.
This continuing further commitment to improving the health of the poorest people highlights the UK DFID leadership in this area of development. These additional funds will provide the poorest and most marginalised populations with quality and essential drugs.
We congratulate UK DFID on their investment in improving health for the poorest people at the lowest cost."
Professor David Molyneux, NTD lead, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Professor Alan Fenwick, Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College
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