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MDGs and NTDs: Reshaping the Global Health Agenda

Smith, J   Taylor, EM

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases   7 (12) e2529

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002529

December 2013

The United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015. A high-level panel, appointed to discuss the global development agenda post-2015, reported back in May 2013 with its recommendations. These are likely to prove extremely important for determining the global health budget over the coming decade. Who the “winners”—those who will benefit from UN endorsement and enhanced funding—and the “losers”—those not receiving such recognition or resources—will be in the new agenda is not yet decided, but certain parties hope that this time around NTDs will gain a special mention.