- 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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Helen Keller International Awarded Major Grant by USAID to Tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa
HKI has been awarded a $35-million grant from USAID to lead a five-year project aimed at managing and preventing the related disability and disfigurement of blinding trachoma and lymphatic filariasis.Read More
Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases
The World Health Organization releases third report on NTDs, "Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases." The report presents the specific investment case for prevention, control, elimination and eradication for 12 NTDs in order to achieve the targets of the WHO Roadmap on NTDs and universal coverage against NTDs.Read More
USAID’s NTD Program Successfully Scaling Up Deworming Treatment
Read about the work being done by USAID and the global community to recognize the joint impact of NTDs and malnutrition and the benefits of addressing them in tandem.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.