2023 World NTD Day in West Africa
The 4th World NTD Day (WNTDD) was feted in style on January 30, 2023, by 8 of the 11 countries in USAID’s Act to End NTDs | West program. Celebrations kicked off in Benin with a health walk, which welcomed civil society organizations, and a presentation to school-aged children around schistosomiases and soil-transmitted helminthiases. The annual international observance marks progress toward eliminating or controlling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and brings awareness to the five NTDs covered by the Act to end NTDs program.
Act | West Program Reflects on Five Years of Progress
As the Act | West Program reaches its fifth year, the program reflects on progress and accomplishments made since its inception.
Act | West Program Extended Until 2026 by USAID
USAID has extended the Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | West Program until September 2026.
Une ‘maman docteur’ au sein des communautés affectées par les maladies tropicales negligees
« Avec Maman locotoro, qu’on soit petit ou grand, on prend son vaccin ou on boit son médicament avec grand sourire, » déclare Mme Denise Kponton, 74 ans, relais communautaire au Bénin depuis 13 ans...
A ‘Mother Doctor’ Who Cares for Communities Touched by NTDs
74-year-old Madame Denise Kponton has worked as a community distributor in Benin for over 13 years. This work has made her a pillar for her community...
Act | West’s Pause and Reflect Workshop on Sustainability in NTD Programs
The November 9-11 Sustainability Pause and Reflect Regional Workshop in Dakar, Senegal gathered government and supporting partner representatives from the 11 Act | West-supported countries and stakeholders...
Backing Affirmed Values with Cash: Cote d’Ivoire’s Domestic Resource Mobilization Roundtable
Since the political validation of its national Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Program Sustainability Plan, Cote d’Ivoire’s National Program for the Fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases with Preventive Chemoprophylaxis (PNLMTN-CP) has strived to implement priority activities. To secure commitments and financial contributions, the PNLMTN-CP convened a domestic resource mobilization (DRM) roundtable with specific stakeholders across health, financial and civic sectors that have an interest in sustaining the gains made against NTDs.
Ghana High-level Multisectoral Stakeholder Engagement Seeks to Mobilize Political Commitment for the Neglected Tropical Diseases Sustainability Agenda
The Ghana Neglected Tropical Diseases Program (NTDP) under the Ghana Health Service (GHS), together with the NTD Ambassador Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee, joined forces to mobilize national political and financial commitment for sustainable NTD interventions in alignment with the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda.
2022 World NTD Day in West Africa
Beginning on January 21st , USAID's Act to End NTDs |West program countries implemented a variety of activities in recognition of the 2022 World NTD Day to raise awareness and educate communities about the effects of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The day also served as an opportunity to publicize the need for collaboration and institutionalizing NTD elimination and control programming across public and private sectors.
Mali Develops Sustainability Plan as They Advance Towards Elimination and Control of Targeted Neglected Tropical Diseases
“In everything we do [in health], it is necessary to consider the sustainability...to maintain the successe