Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are a group of preventable but debilitating infectious diseases that affect over 1.6 billion people in 149 countries. Youth Combating NTDs is an inter-generational collaboration platform that engages, empowers and supports communities to become disease free!

What we do

Youth Combating NTDs is a global community of young people who are fighting to end Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). This youth-focused and led initiative, is designed to mainstream the participation of young people within the NTD community across all its activities.  Youth Combating NTDs is an initiative of Uniting to Combat NTDs and Future Africa Forum.

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Engage

We engage various stakeholders through our activities and this engagement ranges from interacting in boardrooms with global industry leaders, or in the village with community members, and health workers.

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Empower

We empower young leaders that are passionate about learning about NTDs with a view of being actively involved in the work of the NTD community in various capacities that range from advocacy to policy making.

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Support

We support greenfield as well as already existing healthcare initiatives that seek to carry out NTD related or aligned activities within their communities – including Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

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Impact

We are on a global mission to impact the lives of over 1.6 billion people who are at risk of being affected by NTDs, with 1 billion of these being children. Our work is centred around advocacy, training and support of stakeholders that include those affected and those working to eradicate and eliminate the diseases.

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