Outcome Statement of The Kigali Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
The Kigali Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) was convened and hosted by His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda on Thursday June 23rd 2022. The summit hosts thanked attending Heads of state and Government, honourable Ministers, leaders from the private sector, philanthropy, academia and research, members of civil society and affected communities, youth delegates and all other stakeholders who joined the event.
The Kigali Summit represented a vital moment in the fight against Malaria and NTDs. Against the backdrop of disruptions of essential services and supply chains during the covid-19 pandemic and plateauing of funding, rapidly increasing population and widespread biological challenges such as insecticide and drug resistance, the work to eliminate these diseases has stalled and even reversed in some countries.
The world leaders gathered at the Kigali Summit on Malaria and NTDs resolved to meet the current challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic head on, by making firm commitments towards ending these devastating diseases by the end of the decade.