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USAID’s Act to End NTDs | West Program supports neglected tropical disease (NTD) elimination and control efforts in 11 countries, as well as activities aimed at mainstreaming NTD programs into national health systems.

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l'OMS recommande que les enquêtes communautaires, les activités de recherches actives de cas et les campagnes de traitement de masse des maladies tropicales négligées soient reportées jusqu'à nouvel ordre.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the WHO issued interim guidance for implementing NTD programs, which recommends that community-based surveys, active case-finding activities & mass treatment campaigns for NTDs be postponed until further notice.
Can you imagine trying to provide for your family while sick with a disease that makes your eyelashes turn inward and painfully scratch your corneas with each blink? Or attending school when your skin itches nonstop because you are infected with worms? These are some of the challenges that people with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) face every day.
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a highly debilitating and stigmatizing disease that impacts the lives of the poorest. LF can lead to severe swelling and cause permanent disability. Since 2001, Burkina Faso has treated large numbers of people with medicines each year to prevent and break the transmission of LF and ultimately, to eliminate the disease as a nationwide public health problem.

Stopping NTDs in 11 west

African Countries

Benin
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Cote d’Ivoire
Ghana
Guinea
Mali
Niger
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Togo

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The FY2020 work plan outlines the activities that are expected to be undertaken in Mali in the next fiscal year through USAID's Act to End NTDs | West program (Act | West), managed by FHI 360 and implemented in Mali by Helen Keller International (HKI). Act | West partners in Mali are HKI as lead implementer with technical assistance from FHI 360 and World Vision. The work plan specifies Act | West partner responsibilities for program activities in FY2020 in Mali.
The FY2020 work plan outlines the activities that are expected to be undertaken in Sierra Leone in the next fiscal year through USAID's Act to End NTDs | West program (Act | West), managed by FHI 360 and implemented in Sierra Leone by Helen Keller International (HKI). Act | West partners in Sierra Leone are HKI as lead implementer with technical assistance from FHI 360, Deloitte, World Vision, and Americares. The work plan specifies Act | West partner responsibilities for program activities in FY2020 in Sierra Leone.
The FY2020 work plan outlines the activities that are expected to be undertaken in Guinea in the next fiscal year through USAID's Act to End NTDs | West program (Act | West), managed by FHI 360 and implemented in Guinea by Helen Keller International (HKI). Act | West partners in Guinea are HKI as lead implementer with technical assistance from FHI 360. The work plan specifies Act | West partner responsibilities for program activities in FY2020 in Guinea.

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Community MDA in Togo by
Community MDA in Togo
A community volunteers in Togo hands a mother medicine to protect her child from neglected tropical diseases under USAID's END in Africa project. Credit: HDI
Health Worker Checks Child for LF in Burkina Faso by
Health Worker Checks Child for LF in Burkina Faso
A health worker in Burkina Faso takes a sample of a child's blood to test for lymphatic filariasis under USAID's END in Africa project. Credit: HKI
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