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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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German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina Calls for Action on Tropical Diseases

The national science academies of the G7 countries are urging their respective heads of government to take action on neglected tropical diseases.

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The Continuing Threat of Neglected Tropical Diseases

USAID’s Assistant Administrator for Global Health, Ariel Pablos-Méndez, gives testimony before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations.

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Ending the 'Neglect' in Neglected Tropical Diseases

For almost a decade, USAID has supported the delivery of preventive drug treatments for neglected tropical diseases–also known as NTDs–to millions of people, working with programs around the globe.

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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.