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Surviving the Snails of Uganda


For more than 10 years, partners including RTI International and the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative have supported Uganda’s Ministry of Health – ensuring all schistosomiasis endemic districts in the country are covered with life-saving medication and helping to prevent future morbidity in a generation of Ugandan children. In doing so, USAID is helping ensure that a healthy Ugandan population can contribute to their economy and lead their country to prosperity.

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Two States in Nigeria Interrupt Transmission of River Blindness


Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health has interrupted transmission of river blindness in two large states and as a result will stop mass drug administration (MDA) of ivermectin (Mectizan®) in 2018.

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USAID Neglected Tropical Diseases Program 2016 Evaluation


In recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the USAID NTD program, the Agency commissioned an independent evaluation to better understand how the program has contributed to achieving the World Health Organization (WHO) 2020 NTD goals and inform the future direction of the Agency NTD Program.