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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Togo Mass Drug Administration

Community health worker speaks to villagers in Togo

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

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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.