- NTDs thrive under conditions of poverty, poor sanitation, unsafe water, and malnutrition
- NTDs can blind, deform, and debilitate their victims
- NTDs compromise mental and physical development, reduce school enrollment, and hinder economic productivity
- Preventing NTDs attacks a root cause of poverty that affects a significant proportion of the world’s population
- Safe and effective drugs are now available to prevent the most common NTDs
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Financial Times Special Report: Combating Neglected Diseases
Learn about the current position and achievements to date of the global programme to combat neglected tropical diseases in this special report from the Financial Times.Read More
Global Partnerships in the Fight against NTDs – An Untold Story of Success
September 19, USAID Administrator Dr. Raj Shah will join members of Congress and partners to hail historic progress, celebrate champions, and underscore continuing challenges in the global fight against diseases affecting the world’s poorest and most marginal populations.Read More
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- U.S. Congress Allocates $89 Million for USAID's NTD Control Efforts in Fiscal Year 2012
- G8 declares in Japan that it will help control and eliminate several major NTDs by reaching at least 75 percent of people in the most affected countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
- DFID announces a £50 million commitment over the next five years to fight NTDs.
- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a new grant of $34 million to prevent and treat NTDs.
Uniting to Combat NTDs: 2020 Goals
Uniting efforts with NTD-endemic countries, partners pledged to bring a unique focus to defeating these diseases and to work together to improve the lives of the 1.4 billion people worldwide affected by NTDs.
USAID collaborates with a wide range of partners to implement the NTD Program.