Join an urgent convening of African leaders regarding the impact of, and our collective response to, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office’s (FCDO) recent decision to immediately and almost completely eliminate its funding for NTD programs globally.
If left unaddressed, the UK FCDO’s cuts will negatively affect the lives of over 100 million people across 22 African countries. The decision has also highlighted a central fact: philanthropy, the private sector, NGOs, and governments must work collaboratively to address global health crises and ensure more sustainable efforts to pursue disease elimination across the continent. The loss of no single funding source should threaten such significant progress in tackling diseases like NTDs. Join this conversation to discuss how African leaders, in particular, can respond to the urgent need on the continent and lead the way forward in this new chapter of ending preventable diseases and building resilient health systems.