effect:hope, in partnership with other organizations, must speak for those who have no voice.

Leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, Burili ulcer and other Neglected Tropical Diseases threaten the lives and livelihoods of children and families every day. Few Canadians encounter these diseases. They are found in communities where there is little or
no access to basic healthcare; in poor and remote regions of the world.

Without the support of Canadian partners, these voices go unheard.

effect:hope is a key partner and contributor to the London Declaration
of 2012, where we committed to:

  • Sustain, expand and extend programs that ensure the necessary
    supply of drugs and other interventions to help eradicate Guinea worm disease, and help eliminate (by 2020) lymphatic filariasis, leprosy, sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis) and blinding trachoma.
  • Sustain, expand and extend drug access programs to ensure the
    necessary supply of drugs and other
    interventions to help control (by 2020) schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths, Chagas disease, visceral leishmaniasis and river blindness (onchocerciasis).
  • Advance research and development through partnerships and provision of funding to find next-generation treatments and interventions for neglected diseases.
  • Enhance collaboration and coordination on Neglected
    Tropical Diseases (NTDs) at
    national and international levels through public and private multilateral organisations.
  • Enable adequate funding with endemic countries to implement NTD programs necessary to achieve these goals, supported by strong and committed health systems at the national level.
  • Provide technical support,
    tools and resources to support NTD-endemic countries to
    evaluate and monitor programs.
  • Provide regular updates on the progress in reaching the 2020
    goals and identify remaining gaps.