- 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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Uniting to Combat NTDs Report: Delivering on Promises and Driving Progress
Read the full report on post-London Declaration pledges made thus far, gaps where action is still needed, and plans to move forward.Read More
Sierra Leone Moves Closer to the End of Lymphatic Filariasis Within its Borders
Read the full story on Sierra Leone's steady and determined journey toward LF elimination.Read More
Treating the Village to Cure the Disease
A New York Times column explores how mass drug administration is being used to combat several neglected tropical diseases, in particular, lymphatic filariasis (LF).Read More
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- U.S. Congress Allocates $89 Million for USAID's NTD Control Efforts in Fiscal Year 2012
- G8 declares in Japan that it will help control and eliminate several major NTDs by reaching at least 75 percent of people in the most affected countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
- DFID announces a £50 million commitment over the next five years to fight NTDs.
- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a new grant of $34 million to prevent and treat NTDs.
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.