World NTD Day
January 30th will mark the fourth annual World NTD Day and we need your help to spread the word!
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic and bacterial diseases that more than 1.7 billion people in the world still require treatment for. NTDs cause severe pain and long-term disability and lead to death for more than 170,000 people per year.
Sample social media posts
Twitter: On #WorldNTDDay, we are calling for everyone, everywhere to have access to neglected tropical disease treatments. We must #beatNTDs to achieve health equity for all. Learn more from @TheENDFund: https://bit.ly/3Xaeui2
Facebook/LinkedIn: NTDs Neglected tropical diseases disproportionately affect women and girls – keeping them out of school, out of work and unable to take care of themselves or their families. On, #WorldNTDDay we are calling to end NTDs in order to work towards a world of gender #100percentcommitted to ending NTDs and working towards gender equality Learn more from @TheENDFund: https://bit.ly/3Xaeui2
Twitter: To #BeatNTDs, we must address treatment, manage disability, and do away with social stigma. Join us this #WorldNTDDay and help achieve health equity for all. Learn more from @TheENDFund: https://bit.ly/3Xaeui2
Facebook/LinkedIn: Over 1 billion children are at risk of intestinal worms, which impair their ability to learn. Deworming increases school attendance and raises future earning potential. That’s why we are #100percentcommitted to ending NTDs this #WorldNTDDay Learn more from @TheENDFund: https://bit.ly/3Xaeui2
Twitter: Funding NTDs is a ‘best buy’ in global health, both in terms of impact and in leveraged funding. Being #100percentCommitted to ending NTDs can improve millions of lives and create a huge global impact. Show your commitment this #WorldNTDDay
More than 100 buildings and monuments around the world will light up in orange and purple as a sign of global unity to combat NTDs on January 30th. If you see one of these buildings in orange and purple, post a picture on social media and tag the END Fund!