Canada Signs The Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases

Published: June 23, 2022

Categories: Advocacy | Canada

Effect Hope, a Canadian global health organization that supports initiatives to enhance the health and well-being of people affected by neglected tropical diseases, congratulates the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister for International Development, and the Government of Canada for signing the Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases, this morning.

The Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases strives to activate political will, community commitment, resources, and action to end unnecessary suffering from neglected tropical diseases.

Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan’s Endorsement of the Kigali Declaration on NTDs, June 23rd, 2022


Congratulations to the Government of Canada on this endorsement! It is clear that Canada is committed to the world’s most vulnerable people— the 1.7 billion affected by neglected tropical diseases.

Kim Evans, CEO of Effect Hope


“With 1 in 5 people in the world today affected by neglected tropical diseases, a global effort is needed now. I am thrilled that Canada is committing to support work to address these terrible diseases that impact health and well-being. These diseases compromise a just and equal future for many.”

Maneesh Phillip, Effect Hope’s Director of International Programs

The Government of Canada has joined other countries, such as Germany, Tanzania, and Japan, and organizations and companies, like Effect Hope, the Canadian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, the Carter Center, and Sight Savers in signing this Declaration.

Effect Hope is grateful for Canada’s leadership. The Government’s endorsement of the Kigali Declaration will make a difference for many millions of at-risk people.

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