2016

USAID’s Plan to Eliminate NTDs: What You Need to Know

Earlier this year, the U.S. Agency for International Development marked 10 years of work on NTDs and launched a new five-year strategy to eliminate trachoma, the world's leading cause of preventable blindness, and lymphatic filariasis, a painful and disfiguring parasitic infection transmitted by mosquitoes. Continue Reading USAID’s Plan to Eliminate NTDs: What You Need to Know

USAID’s Plan to Eliminate NTDs: What You Need to Know2020-08-20T12:40:45-04:00

Reviews Set Out UK Vision for an Open, Modern Development System

The UK launched two reviews on December 1, 2016, that establish how the UK will champion an open, modern and innovative approach to development that will effectively tackle the global challenges of the 21st century while delivering the best results for the world’s poorest: Raising the standard: The Multilateral Development Review 2016 and Rising to the challenge of ending poverty: The Bilateral Development Review 2016. Continue Reading Reviews Set Out UK Vision for an Open, Modern Development System

Reviews Set Out UK Vision for an Open, Modern Development System2020-08-20T12:40:55-04:00

We Must Finish Fight against Diseases We’ve Overlooked for Too Long

Neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs, are a group of debilitating illnesses that affect the poorest and most marginalized communities in the world. They can kill -- NTDs cause about 150,000 deaths every year -- but their main impact is to sicken and disable. Approximately 1.6 billion people are affected by one or more NTD. Continue Reading We Must Finish Fight against Diseases We’ve Overlooked for Too Long

We Must Finish Fight against Diseases We’ve Overlooked for Too Long2020-08-20T12:41:05-04:00

“It’s When the Sun Rises and the Wind Blows.” On World Sight Day, Let’s Recommit to Ending Trachoma By Emily Troubali

Across the globe, there are 200 million people at risk of trachoma, a preventable, blinding infectious disease. More than three million people are in need of immediate surgery to avoid blindness due to trichiasis, a manifestation of trachoma that causes eyelashes to turn inward, scraping the cornea with each blink. We blink 19,000 times a day. Continue Reading “It’s When the Sun Rises and the Wind Blows.” On World Sight Day, Let’s Recommit to Ending Trachoma By Emily Troubali

“It’s When the Sun Rises and the Wind Blows.” On World Sight Day, Let’s Recommit to Ending Trachoma By Emily Troubali2020-08-20T12:41:26-04:00

Cambodia, Cook Islands, Niue and Vanuatu Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis as a Public Health Problem

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced new partnerships to help countries eliminate and control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Continue Reading Cambodia, Cook Islands, Niue and Vanuatu Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis as a Public Health Problem

Cambodia, Cook Islands, Niue and Vanuatu Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis as a Public Health Problem2020-08-20T12:43:11-04:00
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