News and Updates

A group of women and children in Faranah, Guinea Photo Credit: RTI International/Patrick Adams

Taking Action to End NTDs


Last year USAID’s Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Division announced two new five-year, flagship awards that will lead the Agency’s next generation of NTD programming. These two programs are now named Act to End NTDs | West and Act to End NTDs | East.

USAID is gathered at the FHI360 meeting in a group photo

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.