The goal? To tackle a group of 17 infectious diseases that between them, affect over 1.4 billion of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.
Picture the scene. There's a knock at the door - it's your neighbour. He's holding a long colourfully painted stick and a notebook and he's asking you to stand still while he measures you so he can give you the correct dose of a drug he's carrying. Would you take it?