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.
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.
Once refugees cross the Ugandan border, crowded living conditions, limited access to clean water, and poor sanitation in settlements can lead to other threats such as infection and disease. Assessing the burden, providing treatment and preventing neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) among refugees is essential to improving the health of refugees and a key part of Uganda’s strategy to eliminate NTDs.