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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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Ghana Protects Over 26 Million from NTDs with Help from Community Health Workers

Hear from two local heroes on what drives them to save lives and serve their communities.

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Photos from One Billion and Counting campaign, Siem Reap

See photos from the USAID One Billion and Counting campaign at the Wat Bo Primary School in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Vietnam's School Health Initiatives to Protect Children from NTDs

View photos from a USAID sponsored effort to provide deworming medication to school children in the Sa Pa district of Lao Cai province, Vietnam.

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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.