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Guinea’s NTD Program Treats 4.4 million People in 14 days, Despite COVID-19

What does it take to distribute almost 20 million pills to over 4.4 million people in just 14 days? Planning, training, and mobilization of thousands of community drug distributors (CDDs)—key elements that programs targeting neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) must organize in a typical year. Continue Reading Guinea’s NTD Program Treats 4.4 million People in 14 days, Despite COVID-19

October 22nd, 2020|

A Mighty Force: One woman sets her sights on the health of Filipino children

When Dr. Leda Hernandez began managing the Philippines’ lymphatic filariasis (LF) program more than 25 years ago, she was given just one piece of paper to work with: a prevalence survey from 1960 and reports of a “mysterious disease” coming from some districts. See Dr. Leda’s story for more... Continue Reading A Mighty Force: One woman sets her sights on the health of Filipino children

October 14th, 2020|
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