- 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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Ghana Protects Over 26 Million from NTDs with Help from Community Health Workers
Hear from two local heroes on what drives them to save lives and serve their communities.Read More
Photos from One Billion and Counting campaign, Siem Reap
See photos from the USAID One Billion and Counting campaign at the Wat Bo Primary School in Siem Reap, Cambodia.Read More
Vietnam's School Health Initiatives to Protect Children from NTDs
View photos from a USAID sponsored effort to provide deworming medication to school children in the Sa Pa district of Lao Cai province, Vietnam.Read More
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 as we support the delivery of the ONE BILLIONTH treatment in 2014.
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.