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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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Ensuring Ghana’s Victory in the Fight Against Lymphatic Filariasis

Ensuring adequate care for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in endemic communities is often complicated by the variety of treatments and capacity needed to address a single disease.
Togo's Chief of Staff to MOH with USAID representative at head table

“Health is Everyone’s Business”: How Togo is Tackling Sustainable Neglected Tropical Disease Services

Health leaders of the Togo Ministry of Health, Public Hygiene and Universal Access to Care Togo Ministry of Health, along with program officials from the ministries of economy and finance, education, agriculture, and youth and partner organizations gathered in Lomé on November 11th to launch and disseminate the country’s Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) sustainability plan.
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Ghana proceeds to the next phase of Neglected Tropical Diseases program sustainability

USAID’s Act to End NTDs | West Program (Act | West) is supporting the Ghanaian NTD Program to strengthen its program operations, analyze its financial needs, and assess its current and desired state along a continuum of six sustainability outcomes (Coordination, Policy & Planning, Operational Capacity, Information Systems, Services, and Financing).  Building on this momentum, the NTD Program commenced the creation of a sustainability plan that will guide the Program and its partners on the planning, implementation, and monitoring of steps taken to maintain and continue these achievements.
Sierra Leone Prioritizes Community Ownership in Sustainability Plan Development

Sierra Leone Prioritizes Community Ownership in Sustainability Plan Development

In June 2021, the Sierra Leone National NTD Program (NNTDP), with support from USAID’s Act to End NTDs | West (Act | West) program, convened key stakeholders[1] to develop a five-year NTD Sustainability Plan to mainstream NTDs into routine health service delivery, national policies, and financing for sustainable NTD programming.