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USAID's Neglected Tropical Diseases Program
USAID's Neglected Tropical Disease Program

  • 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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Nov
18

USAID’s NTD Program Successfully Scaling Up Deworming Treatment

Read about the work being done by USAID and the global community to recognize the joint impact of NTDs and malnutrition and the benefits of addressing them in tandem.

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Sep
30

Wine and Worms Celebration at USAID

USAID’s Assistant Administrator for Global Health, Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, and staff from across the agency’s Global Health Bureau celebrate the One Billion and Counting Campaign in Washington, D.C.

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Sep
24

Ghana Creates Public-private Partnerships to Ramp Up NTD Diagnoses and Treatments

Are there opportunities out there for public-private collaboration on NTDs? The Ghana NTD Programme certainly thinks so. Learn how it’s working with the country’s Society of Private Medical and Dental Practitioners (SPMDP) to collaborate more effectively.

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One Billion and Counting

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Accelerating Action to Eliminate NTDs by 2020

Learn more about the One Billion and Counting campaign highlighting the success of USAID’s NTD program as we support the delivery of the ONE BILLIONTH treatment in 2014.