Earlier this month, Uganda’s Minister of Health unveiled a national sustainability plan which will guide the country in its continued efforts to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

The release of the sustainability plan marks another major milestone in Uganda’s fight against NTDs, with the government pledging to collaborate with partners on comprehensive measures to ensure continued progress against NTDs. The sustainability plan is one of the first of its kind to be released by an endemic country. It demonstrates the Ugandan government’s commitment to control and eliminate NTDs.

Since 2007, USAID has supported Uganda to control and eliminate several endemic NTDs including lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, and soil-transmitted helminths. USAID extends congratulations to all sectors and partners for their support of the plan, which includes guidance for integrating NTD services with the broader health care delivery system and emphasizes the importance of strong multi-sectoral coordination.

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