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USAID Launches New Award to End Neglected Tropical Diseases in 11 West African Countries

11/15/2018

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

10/15/2018

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.

Dr. Mwelecele Ntuli Malecela; Photo credit: WHO

USAID Applauds WHO Appointment of Dr. Mwele Malecela

10/12/2018

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.