Tory MPs urge Boris Johnson to help eradicate neglected tropical diseases at Commonwealth summit


Senior Tory MPs are urging Boris Johnson to use this week’s Commonwealth summit to push for action on overlooked illnesses that affect around one billion people.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, 26 Conservatives called for Britain to make a commitment to eradicating so-called ‘neglected tropical diseases’.

The MPs claimed the group of 20 conditions – such as rabies, scabies and leprosy – could be eliminated within the next 10 years and action would represent ‘a great success story for Global…



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