The FY2020 work plan outlines the activities that are expected to be undertaken in Cote d'Ivoire in the next fiscal year through USAID's Act to End NTDs | West program (Act | West), led and implemented in Cote d'Ivoire by FHI 360.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) initiated support for NTD control and elimination in Cote d’Ivoire in 2016, first via END in Africa (FY16-FY18), then via the Act to End NTDs | West program (Act | West) (FY19-FY23). Act | West consortium partners in Cote d’Ivoire in FY20 are FHI 360 as lead implementer, with technical assistance (TA) from the AIM Initiative (AIM), Deloitte, and HKI.
The goal of Cote d'Ivoire's health ministry is to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis (OV), and trachoma, and to control schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis. Act | West’s support aligns with these goals, with the distinction that support for OV is focused on control rather than elimination.