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[Correspondence] Neglected tropical diseases in the Sustainable Development Goals

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have been formally recognised as a target for global action towards the Sustainable Development Goals. So can we now get rid of the word neglected? Not yet. Strangely, the NTDs were only a late addition by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators to target 3.3—to “end the epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases” by 2030.1