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
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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
USAID's flagship implementing partner-led programs have released a resource to help countries safely restart NTD programs according to global guidance. Continue Reading New Resource: Practical Approaches to Implementing NTD Guidance
USAID awarded a five-year cooperative agreement to help achieve regional elimination of river blindness. Continue Reading New Award Announcement: Achieve Onchocerciasis Elimination in the Americas (Achieve OEA)
Learn more about the recently released document outlining considerations for mass treatment, case-finding, and surveys for NTDs in the context of the pandemic. Continue Reading Considerations for Treatment, Case-Finding, and Surveys
The donor landscape has been initiated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), both supporters of the World Health Organization’s 2020 goals to control or eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). This document was developed in response to the growing number of requests from the global NTD community to better understand the focus of donor contributions. Continue Reading NTD Donor Landscape 2017
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View photos of recent Mass Drug Administration activities in Mozambique supported by USAID's Neglected Tropical Diseases program and partners.
View photos of recent mass drug administration activities in Togo supported by USAID's Neglected Tropical Disease program.