2017

NTD Donor Landscape 2017

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

NTD Donor Landscape 20172020-08-20T12:35:49-04:00

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Launches Reaching the Last Mile Fund to Raise $100 Million to End River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis

USAID looks forward to collaborating with the newly launched Fund to advance the elimination agenda, coordinating and co-investing in countries where USAID is currently providing support. Continue Reading His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Launches Reaching the Last Mile Fund to Raise $100 Million to End River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Launches Reaching the Last Mile Fund to Raise $100 Million to End River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis2020-08-20T12:33:27-04:00

U.S. Agency for International Development Recognizes the Distinguished Career of Dr. Dirk Engels

U.S. Agency for International Development recognizes the distinguished career of Dr. Dirk Engels and in particular his enormous contribution and service in the fight against neglected tropical diseases. Dr. Engles retired on September 29, 2017. Continue Reading U.S. Agency for International Development Recognizes the Distinguished Career of Dr. Dirk Engels

U.S. Agency for International Development Recognizes the Distinguished Career of Dr. Dirk Engels2020-08-20T12:33:54-04:00

Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Wipe out Trachoma—Leading Infectious Cause of Blindness

On September 19th, The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulated the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on eliminating trachoma as a public health problem. Continue Reading Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Wipe out Trachoma—Leading Infectious Cause of Blindness

Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Wipe out Trachoma—Leading Infectious Cause of Blindness2020-08-20T12:34:13-04:00

Neglected Tropical Diseases Technical Consultation Executive Summary

On May 9th, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted over 50 public, private, and nonprofit organizations working or interested in neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in a daylong technical consultation meeting organized by USAID’s NTD Division. Please read the executive summary of the technical consultation. Continue Reading Neglected Tropical Diseases Technical Consultation Executive Summary

Neglected Tropical Diseases Technical Consultation Executive Summary2020-08-20T12:34:22-04:00

85 Million People Treated for Trachoma through Expanded Access to Medicine

New data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) show a remarkable 63% increase in the number of people treated with an antibiotic for trachoma during the period 2014–2016, considerably improving prospects for the global elimination of the disease. Continue Reading 85 Million People Treated for Trachoma through Expanded Access to Medicine

85 Million People Treated for Trachoma through Expanded Access to Medicine2020-08-20T12:34:31-04:00

Supervising Trichiasis Surgeons: It’s All About Support

By training and deploying surgical supportive supervisors, the USAID-funded MMDP Project helps trichiasis surgeons continually improve, and ensures that patients receive the highest quality services possible. It’s just one way the MMDP Project supports countries in meeting their trachoma elimination goals. Continue Reading Supervising Trichiasis Surgeons: It’s All About Support

Supervising Trichiasis Surgeons: It’s All About Support2020-08-20T12:34:40-04:00

Six African Scientists Receive Inaugural Grants for Operational Research on NTDs

The first-ever grantees of the African Researchers' Small Grants program were announced; winners will receive support to conduct NTD research in their home countries of Cameroon, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Togo. Continue Reading Six African Scientists Receive Inaugural Grants for Operational Research on NTDs

Six African Scientists Receive Inaugural Grants for Operational Research on NTDs2020-08-20T12:34:51-04:00
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