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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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Experts from USAID’s Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | West program consortium will participate in the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on November 18—19, 2019. COR-NTD meeting aims to strengthen the community of NTD researchers, program implementers and their supporters to address knowledge gaps in a coordinated way, and to inform the agenda of future NTD research. Join the conversation online by using #COR_NTD19.
The American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's (ASTMH) 68th Annual Meeting takes place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland on November 20 - 24. The ASTMH Annual Meeting draws over 4,000 tropical medicine and global health professionals representing government, philanthropy, non-profits, NGOs, industry, and more. Join the online conversation by using #TropMed19!
The Government of Niger, with support from the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN), gathered neglected tropical disease (NTD) experts, cross-sector specialists from key ministries, and World Health Organization officials last week in Kollo to consolidate the results of a workshop on soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH), commonly known as intestinal worms, held earlier this month.
At the heart of control and elimination programs to combat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) amenable to preventive chemotherapy is the successful implementation of annual mass drug administration (MDA), a large-scale effort to distribute safe and effective treatments to entire at-risk populations in an endemic area.

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 USAID Act to End NTDs | West program's two-phase gender analysis examines the differential impact of NTDs by gender, including how gender norms and power differentials may impact NTD program results and how the program can help advance gender equality. Phase one of the gender analysis consists of a literature review, drawing on published and grey literature, as well as an initial analysis of available quantitative data.
District health management teams play an important role in managing NTD medicines and waste during mass drug administration campaigns. This tip sheet is a tool for making this job easier.
It’s no secret that men and women don’t always have equal access to health services, so USAID’s NTD Programs recently studied gender balance in mass drug administration for NTDs.

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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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