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Task Force for Global Health

USAID Supports Clinical Trials for Lymphedema Relief


For people with disfiguring lymphedema, the hope that a drug may help reduce inflammation and swelling — potentially returning to them a life of dignity — is huge cause for celebration. USAID is supporting clinical drug trials in three countries to further this important work.

Photo Credit: RTI International



World Lymphedema Day is an annual day of celebration held March 6th to educate the world about lymphedema and lymphatic diseases. Learn more how USAID and partners are keeping up the fight against lymphatic filariasis.

Photo Credit: Chelsea Toledo/NTD Support Center

Research for Africans, by Africans


For the second year, USAID awarded a group of African researchers’ small grants for neglected tropical disease research. The 18 African Researchers’ Small Grants Program awardees hail from 10 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.