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

12/09/2016
A doctor tends to a small child while his parents hold him

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.

The good news is that many of these diseases can be eliminated with improved sanitation, preventive treatments, and mass drug distribution campaigns, and USAID, working with its partners, has committed to an ambitious new strategy to achieve this.

Devex spoke to Emily Wainwright, head of NTDs at USAID, to find out more about the new strategy and what the agency has learned from the past 10 years of NTD programming.

To read the full interview visit Devex.com