Despite recent successes in countries such as Togo and Ghana, which achieved World Health Organization validation of elimination of lymphatic filariasis (in Togo, 2017) and trachoma (in Ghana, 2018), neglected tropical disease (NTD) control and elimination remain largely a
In Sierra Leone, mosquitos are much more than a nuisance – they also transmit harmful diseases like lymphatic filariasis.
The drive to N’Teklefe in Cote d’Ivoire reminds me of my Peace Corps training in western Togo 18 years ago. The road is tinged pink from the bright red earth, and the distant green hills offer hints of thick, lush forests.
World Water Day Showcase: USAID’s Act to End NTDs | West Program Helps West African Countries Integrate WASH and NTDs
As we mark the United Nations’ World Water Day today, we can’t help but notice that this year’s theme, “Leaving no one behind,” underscores an important commonality and connection between WASH and NTDs.
Five-Year Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | West Program seeks to end Elephantiasis & Trachoma, manage River Blindness, Schistosomiasis, Helminthiasis, in partnership with 11 countries.