World leaders recently met in New York to commit to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as 169 further global targets which are due to come into force on January 1st 2016.
Building upon the narrow targets of the previous 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the SDGs should usher in a new era of collaboration and herald a truly multidisciplinary mindset to tackle some of the world's most entrenched problems including Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). One of the major changes in shifting frameworks from MDGs to SDGs is that the latter will apply to all countries, not just the developing nations - we truly are in this together!
To celebrate this move and to underline the scale of multidisciplinarism that will be needed to reach these new sets of goals, here is the first in a series of expanded ISNTD Impact interviews, in which Dr. Mark Booth from the School of Medicine at Durham University talks about the impact of climate change, urbanisation and migration on disease burden and vector ecology as well as some of the data gaps which remain.
Click here to view the full interview of Dr. Mark Booth