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On World NTD Day in 2021, 65 landmarks across 26 nations were lit up to celebrate progress in beating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Pictured above are a few of the sites in Georgia: The Carter Center, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta SkyView Ferris Wheel, a Rosalynn Carter statue at Georgia Southwestern State University, and the private home of President and Mrs. Carter.

Celebrating the Third Annual World NTD Day on Jan. 30

#WorldNTDDay #EndtheNeglect #BeatNTDs

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Jan. 30, 2022, will mark the third annual World NTD Day, highlighting the global community’s commitment to ending neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that cause immeasurable suffering among the world’s most marginalized communities.

Check back soon for more details on this year's celebration.

Light Up the World

Together The Carter Center and partners will Light Up the World as we celebrate hard-earned progress and take action to #EndtheNeglect and #BeatNTDs. 

Learn how to get involved in World NTD Day here.

Landmarks across the world will join together to light up as a sign of unity to combat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

Related Resources

  • 2021 World NTD Day

    Last year, The Carter Center illuminated buildings and monuments in Georgia to mark World NTD Day.

    Learn more »

  • Neglected Tropical Diseases

    The Carter Center is a pioneer and a leader in the eradication, elimination, and prevention of NTDs.

    Learn more »

  • Press Release

    In late January, The Carter Center will announce the 2021 global case totals for Guinea Worm disease.

    Coming soon.