SANTD - Swiss Alliance against Neglected Tropical Diseases
Millions of people are disabled, stigmatized and excluded from school or work as a result of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). NTDs are responsible for more than 170,000 deaths each year. However, the existence of NTDs is almost unknown to the Swiss public. To take the fight against NTDs to the next level, Switzerland needs to become aware of their existence.
The “Swiss Alliance against Neglected Tropical Diseases” (SANTD) is committed to facilitate that: 15 members, including eleven organizations, have united to form an NTD network. The broad range of diverse Swiss institutions includes NGOs, educational and research institutes and pharmaceutical companies. Together, we pursue our vision of a world free from NTDs and aim to lessen the global burden of these diseases.