The R2STOP – Research to Stop Neglected Tropical Diseases transmission – initiative was founded in 2014 by effect:hope. In 2015, leprosy.ie joined as a co-sponsor of the initiative.

Recognizing that there are gaps in the understanding of transmission of some neglected tropical diseases, effect:hope established a research initiative with an agenda to answer stubborn questions that remain about transmission.

Finding answers to these questions is critical to interrupt the transmission of these diseases and make progress towards the elimination, eradication and control goals of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases and WHO Roadmap for Neglected Tropical Diseases(NTDs) .