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“My feet are my burden”: A Young Man Living with Lymphatic Filariasis

Born to a farming family with limited financial resources and raised in the N’dali commune, Amadou Tabe currently suffers from lymphatic filariasis...
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Mali’s Ministry of Health Validates Neglected Tropical Disease Sustainability Plan During Period of Major Progress to Control and Eliminate These Diseases

The Government of Mali’s Ministry of Health and Social Development is beginning an important new step towards neglected tropical disease control and elimination in the country following the technical and political validation of the NTD Sustainability Plan.
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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.
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2023 World NTD Day in West Africa

The 4th World NTD Day was feted in style on January 30, 2023, by 8 of the 11 countries in USAID’s Act to End NTDs | West program. The annual international observance marks progress toward eliminating or controlling neglected tropical diseases and brings awareness to the five NTDs covered by the Act | West program.
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Act | West Program Extended Until 2026 by USAID

USAID has extended the Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | West Program until September 2026.
Madame Denise Kponton, 74 years old, is very attentive during a training session for community distributors held at the Parakou health center on November 24, 2022.

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...
Madame Denise Kponton, 74 years old, is very attentive during a training session for community distributors held at the Parakou health center on November 24, 2022.

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...
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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.