The government is slashing funding to tackle the world's most neglected diseases by 90% – putting the future of one billion of the world’s poorest children at risk.
“These aid cuts risk children's lives...what happened to the idea of 'Global Britain'?” - UTC
In 2019 the government made a promise to help eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) – which are entirely preventable and treatable, but affect 1.1 billion people in Commonwealth countries alone.
Today the UK broke that promise. Millions of treatments that are already waiting to be distributed could be wasted, millions of lives will be damaged.
The cuts to UK aid are callous, cruel and unnecessary. We have to do everything possible to reverse the government’s decision.
We need MPs to speak out – don’t let this go under the radar – email your MP today on behalf of all those set to be affected.