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
On September 19, 2019, the Neglected Tropical Disease NGO Network (NNN) named FHI 360’s Dr. Kisito Ogoussan, Implementation Management Lead on USAID’s Act to End NTDs | West program (Act | West), as its new Vice Chair for 2019–2020.
Excitement always runs high when it’s time for the African Union Summit, and this year, the 33rd African Union (AU) Summit in Niamey, Niger, held on July 4-8, 2019, was particularly important for the neglected tropical diseases (NTD) community.
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.