The 2012 report on NTDs focuses on the good progress made, the highlight being the London Declaration of Neglected Tropical Diseases and the UK Government’s commitment to provide funding of £240 million over 4 years. This reveals that there is now a recognition that NTDs represent a major global health priority with far ranging impacts on educational attainment, productivity and mental health. The report concentrated on three areas. Firstly, how NTD control and elimination contributes to the UK government priorities in international development. Secondly, the unprecedented increase in commitment from the UK government and other donors to support NTD control and elimination. Finally, the significant changes in the delivery paradigms with convergence of efforts essential, as programmes move from control to elimination.