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Unsung Hero: Dr. Alfari Aichatou

Public Health Specialist, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Ministry of Health Dr. Aichatou Alfari is a public health specialist with over seven years of experience working on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Niger, mostly with the National Program for Schistosomiasis and Soil Transmitted Helminths in Niger’s Ministry of Health. Her particular focus has been

Unsung Hero: Dr. Alfari Aichatou2020-07-14T12:03:45-04:00

Unsung Hero: Dr. Sakhone Laymanivong

Photo source: USAID Center for Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology, Ministry of Health Dr. Sakhone Laymanivong is the go-to person whenever there is a problem, concern, or question about the National NTD Program in Laos. Whatever the situation, he’ll handle it with his characteristic quiet, speedy competence. Immediately after completing his

Unsung Hero: Dr. Sakhone Laymanivong2020-07-14T12:03:15-04:00

Unsung Hero: Ms. Ibu Yulisnawati

Photo source: USAID Ms. Ibu Yulisnawati As a nurse and midwife, Ibu Yulisnawati, now 47, has worked in the Daik Health Center in the Lingga Subdistrict for over 20 years. In 2012, she was appointed as the focal person for lymphatic filariasis (LF), also known as elephantiasis, with the main

Unsung Hero: Ms. Ibu Yulisnawati2020-07-14T12:02:21-04:00

Unsung Hero: Dr. Achmad Mahifa

Photo source: USAID Mayor, District of Kota Tidore Kepulauan, Province of North Maluku Once famous for its stronghold in the spice trade, Kota Tidore Kepulauan is a small island district in the province of North Maluku, Indonesia. This area of Indonesia is also famous for its national hero, Sultan Nuku,

Unsung Hero: Dr. Achmad Mahifa2020-07-14T12:03:54-04:00

Unsung Hero: Professor Dr. Ahmed Be-Nazir

Professor Dr. Ahmed Be-Nazir Line Director for Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Clear vision, strong leadership, and unbounded enthusiasm are what Professor Dr. Ahmed Be-Nazir brought to the National NTD Program in Bangladesh when he assumed the position of Line Director for Communicable Disease Control at

Unsung Hero: Professor Dr. Ahmed Be-Nazir2020-07-14T12:02:15-04:00

Haiti NTD Program Overcomes a Challenging Year

IMA’s Dr. Abdel Direny talks to children in Jacmel during the June MDA, explaining the importance of the medicines and of practicing good hygiene. Community volunteers administer safe drugs to prevent NTDs during the June MDA. A young girl inspects the contents of her Healthy Kids Kit during the June MDA. Children

Haiti NTD Program Overcomes a Challenging Year2020-07-25T16:16:35-04:00

Unsung Hero: Ms. Yolene Leonard

Ms. Yolene Leonard Lymphatic Filariasis Focal Point and Chief Nurse, Camp Perrin Health Center, Ministry of Health (MSPP) The South Department in Haiti has low lymphatic filariasis (LF) prevalence, overall. However, one particular commune called Camp Perrin was identified as having a relatively high LF prevalence rate of 7%. Consequently,

Unsung Hero: Ms. Yolene Leonard2020-07-14T12:02:35-04:00

Unsung Hero: Madam Mary Becheyiri

Community Drug Distributor, Asubende Village Madam Mary Becheyiri was born 62 years ago in Asubende, a village that was hyperendemic for onchocerciasis. In 1995, she was hired by the former Onchocerciasis Control Programme (OCP) to manage key supplies that the OCP stored at its Asubende depot, including aviation fuel and insecticides. In

Unsung Hero: Madam Mary Becheyiri2020-07-13T11:45:00-04:00

Unsung Hero: Mr. Alhassan Ahmed

Mr. Alhassan Ahmed Technical Officer for Disease Control, Neglected Tropical Disease Programme Mr. Alhassan Ahmed joined the World Health Organization’s Onchocerciasis Control Programme (OCP) in 1995, when spraying insecticides by aircraft was the main disease control strategy. Based at the district level of the health system, he is one of

Unsung Hero: Mr. Alhassan Ahmed2020-07-14T12:03:03-04:00

Unsung Hero: Ignatius

Ignatius from Cameroon Community Drug Distributor (CDD), Balikumbat Health Area, North West Region Located in the Balikumbat Health Area in the North West Region of Cameroon, NGO partners and the Ministry of Health work together to provide treatment for onchocerciasis. Within this single health area, approximately 70 community drug distributors

Unsung Hero: Ignatius2020-07-14T12:03:11-04:00
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