Make commitments and endorse the Kigali Declaration on NTDs

The Kigali Declaration on NTDs is a high-level, political declaration which aims to mobilise political will and secure commitments to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) target on NTDs and to deliver the targets set out in the World Health Organization’s Neglected Tropical Disease Roadmap (2021-2030).

In its development it went through an extensive consultation process capturing a broad set of stakeholder groups from donors to youth representatives, and culminated with a Country Task Team, Co-Chaired by the Ministers of Health of Rwanda and Nigeria. The Declaration puts country ownership of NTD programmes, integration and cross-sectoral collaboration front and centre to ensure sustainability in the long term.

Call to action and initial endorsements by our champions

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Prime Minister of Rwanda H.E. Édouard Ngirente signing and endorsing the Kigali Declaration on NTDs
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President of Tanzania H.E Samia Suluhu Hassan signing and endorsing the Kigali Declaration on NTDs
Who can endorse the declaration?

Countries, organisations, companies and institutions can endorse the declaration. It will be the most senior, authorised signatory (for example, head of state, CEO, Director General) per country/organisation/company/institution. An endorsement of the Declaration must be accompanied by a specific commitment.

What does it mean to endorse and what is a commitment?

When a country / organisation / company / institution signs the declaration, they endorse its content and commit to the shared commitments on the first page of the declaration, and also to their stakeholder specific commitments.

To distinguish this high-level political declaration from a mere petition, and to ensure it is implementable and deliverable, each endorsement must be further accompanied by a tangible commitment. Commitments can be specified through the commitment platform – see links below.

There are four primary commitment types that each commitment can fall into:

  • Financial;
  • Health Product;
  • Policy (such as integrating NTDs into other priority areas)
  • In kind.

All commitments will be made public via the commitment platform.

Endorsing the Kigali Declaration

Once commitments have been specified, you will be able to endorse the Kigali Declaration. You may access the Kigali Declaration for endorsement following the link below.

We invite you to please:

  • Download the signature page of the Kigali Declaration (with the option to download and print the black and white version if you do not have access to a colour printer)
  • Electronically fill in the details of the country/organisation/company/institution and the name of the most senior person signing the declaration and print the signature page
    ○ If you do not have access to a PDF writer in order to electronically fill in the form, please print out the form, manually fill it in, clearly, in black ink
  • Record the signature moment, with your principal signing the declaration, to allow us to amplify your commitment endorsement and showcase it, alongside others, at the Kigali Summit on malaria and NTDs in June.
    Filming notes: Please record the principal signing the declaration. Close up camera shot of the declaration being signed on a desk is ideal. Please see examples from Rwanda and Tanzania.


Below is a link to the one pager Kigali Declaration for endorsers to sign. If possible, please record the signatory moment to allow us to amplify your commitments.

Here is a link to the full Kigali Declaration which includes stakeholder specific commitments.

How to make a commitment?

Stakeholders that wish to make commitments will need to do so directly on a dedicated commitments platform which can be accessed via the link below.

You will need a unique username and password for your organisation in order to access the platform.

Please email confirming the name of your organisation and the name, position and contact details of the primary contact/representative. You will then be sent an invitation to make your commitment via the portal.

Commitments will be unveiled at the upcoming malaria and NTDs summit on 23rd June 2022, held on the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Support for making a commitment

An online commitment platform has been developed to record and manage the commitments made and delivered under the Kigali Declaration. You will need a username and password to access the platform, please see the commitment guide.
A user guide has been developed to provide guidance to stakeholders registering on the platform and entering their commitment data.
An online commitment platform has been developed to record and manage the commitments made and delivered under the Kigali Declaration.
An accountability framework has been developed regarding the input, management and performance reporting of commitments on the online commitment platform.