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OGAH Océanne, 5 years old, beneficiary, taking the medication against OV in Togo.

Six Years On, USAID's Act | West Program Highlights Successes

In recognition of World NTD Day on January 30, 2024, the Act | West program highlights progress and accomplishments made to date since the beginning of the program.
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Act | West Convenes a Partners’ Meeting to Celebrate Achievements and Forge Path Forward

On November 7-8, 2023, Act | West held a Partners’ Meeting in Dakar, Senegal to recognize the successes and lessons learned from the past five years of USAID’s Act to End NTDs | West program and to establish the path forward for the next three years..
Senegal health worker

Noted Progress Against Lymphatic Filariasis in Senegal

In an important step for progress toward lymphatic filariasis elimination among the countries under the Act | West consortium, Senegal’s neglected tropical disease program has advanced to the phase of conducting Transmission Assessment Surveys against lymphatic filariasis...
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Une technicienne de laboratoire qui soutient les efforts contre les MTN au Benin

Xavière Sokpon, âgée de 39 ans, travaille tant que technicienne de laboratoire au Benin. Elle fait partie de ces amazones des temps modernes qui accompagnent le personnel médical à répondre efficacement aux demandes de soins des patients en détresse.
Sokpon performing TAS 2

A Laboratory Technician Supports Efforts Against NTDs in Benin

39-year-old Xavière Sokpon works as a laboratory technician in Benin. A modern-day wonder woman who never shrinks from her role, Sokpon accompanies medical staff as they respond to care requests from patients in distress.
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Ministry of Health in Sierra Leone Praises NTD Sustainability plan for prioritizing locally driven solutions and equitable health services

Sierra Leone’s National Neglected Tropical Diseases Program (NNTDP) politically validated and launched their neglected tropical disease (NTD) Sustainability Plan
MOH minister receives trachoma certificate

Achieving the Last Mile Against Trachoma: Benin’s Journey to Eliminating Trachoma

When WHO declared Benin as having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem on May 17, 2023, the country became the fourth country in West Africa and fifth country in WHO’s African Region to do so.
Image of the current state of OV in Togo

Progress Towards Elimination: Act | West Countries Highlight Efforts Against Onchocerciasis

The Act | West consortium have made great strides during their tenure in the Act | West program towards the elimination of onchocerciasis (OV).
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« Mes pieds, mon fardeau pour la vie » : l’histoire d’un jeune homme souffrant de la filariose lymphatique

Né en 1993 de parents cultivateurs aux revenues faibles, Amadou Tabe souffre les effets de la filariose lymphatique...
People suffering from bigfut in Kagbo village a community once plagued by bigfut, now experiencing fewer cases of the disease.

Eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis in Sierra Leone and Dispelling Rumors of Witchcraft: The Story of Mama Rukoh

In Sierra Leone, certain neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have long been associated with witchcraft and other forms of malevolence attributed to those affected by the diseases.