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USAID Launches New Award to End Neglected Tropical Diseases in 11 West African Countries


The U.S. Agency for International Development, in collaboration with 11 ministries of health, launched a program to eliminate or control five neglected tropical diseases in sub-Saharan West Africa.

Truong Van Duc washes his leg, which is swollen from lymphedema caused by lymphatic filariasis. Proper self-care is essential for preventing further complications. Photo credit: RTI International/Nguyen Minh Duc

Vietnam Eliminates Lymphatic Filariasis as a Public Health Problem


The World Health Organization announced the Republic of Vietnam has eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem. USAID congratulates the Government of Vietnam and partners on this extraordinary, decades-long achievement.

Dr. Mwelecele Ntuli Malecela; Photo credit: WHO

USAID Applauds WHO Appointment of Dr. Mwele Malecela


The U.S. Agency for International Development applauds the appointment of Dr. Mwelecele Ntuli Malecela as the Director of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases of the World Health Organization.