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Research for Africans, by Africans

02/27/2019
Photo Credit: Chelsea Toledo/NTD Support Center

Photo Credit: Chelsea Toledo/NTD Support Center

For the second year, USAID awarded a group of African researchers’ small grants for neglected tropical disease (NTD) research. This year fellow donor, the UK Department for International Development, joined the effort.

The 18 African Researchers’ Small Grants Program awardees hail from 10 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. They were chosen by the African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) in coordination with the NTD Support Center, Task Force for Global Health, and USAID. The researchers were selected from a pool of over 100 candidates.

"We are pleased that the UK government has joined us in supporting these African researchers," said Emily Wainwright, Lead, Global Strategy, Neglected Tropical Diseases Division, USAID. "This combined commitment will allow the grantees to tackle neglected tropical diseases from multiple angles."

Meet the researchers and learn more via the NTD Support Center.