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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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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
2

Nepal Joins USAID’s NTD Program in Celebrating the Support of the One Billionth Treatment

The government of Nepal joined the global community to celebrate USAID’s landmark achievement in supporting one billion treatments for NTDs in 2014.

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Sep
2

Photo Gallery Launch at the American Cultural Center, Maputo, Mozambique, in Recognition of USAID’s One Billion and Counting Campaign

A Photo Gallery was launched in recognition of USAID’s One Billion and Counting Campaign in Maputo, Mozambique.

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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.