- 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
About the NTD Program
USAID is a global leader in the large-scale implementation of integrated treatment programs for NTDs, focusing on mass drug administration to target the control and/or elimination of the diseases.
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Dr. Adrian Hopkins Appointed to Order of British Empire
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Adrian Hopkins, Mectizan Donation Program Director, has been appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of his humanitarian service in Africa.Read More
The Planet's Children and their Neglected Tropical Diseases – Opinion Article
Most children who currently live in extreme poverty in Africa, Asia and the Americas suffer from chronic and debilitating parasitic infections. Focusing on India and Nigeria could turn the tide.Read More
Planning for Elimination within the USAID NTD Portfolio
USAID's NTD team, key partners, and representatives from NTD programs of ten USAID-supported countries recently met to discuss critical strategies to eliminate neglected tropical diseases.Read More
Togo Mass Drug Administration
Integrated Mass Drug Administration Activities in Togo
A USAID-supported community-based, integrated mass drug administration was held country-wide in Togo in spring 2015.
Uniting to Combat NTDs
Progress Report on Uniting to Combat NTDs
The third progress report on Uniting to Combat NTDs: Country Leadership and Collaboration on Neglected Tropical Diseases highlights successes in combating NTDs globally. Domestic financing will be critical to achieving the 2020 NTD goals.
One Billion and Counting: Accelerating Action to Eliminate NTDs by 2020
Learn more about the One Billion and Counting campaign highlighting the success of USAID’s NTD program.
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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.