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Journal publication - Safely resuming neglected tropical disease control activities during COVID-19: Perspectives from Nigeria and Guinea

To understand the challenges, opportunities, and recommendations for maximizing continuity of disease control during public health emergencies, we sought perspectives from Nigeria and Guinea on the process of restarting NTD control efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Effect of preventive chemotherapy with praziquantel on SCH among school age children in sub-Saharan Africa: a spatiotemporal modelling study

Christos Kokaliaris, Amadou Garba, Martin Matuska, Rachel N Bronzan, Daniel G Colley, Ameyo M Dorkenoo, Uwem F Ekpo, Fiona M Fleming, Michael D French, Achille Kabore, Jean B Mbonigaba, Nicholas Midzi, Pauline N M Mwinzi, Eliézer K N'Goran, Maria Rebollo Polo, Moussa Sacko, Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, Edridah M Tukahebwa, Pitchouna A Uvon, Guojing Yang, Lisa Wiesner, Yaobi Zhang, Jürg Utzinger, Penelope Vounatsou, Effect of preventive chemotherapy with praziquantel on schistosomiasis among school-aged children in sub-Saharan Africa: a spatiotemporal modelling study, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 2021, ISSN 1473-3099, https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(21)00090-6.
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Restarting Neglected Tropical Diseases Programs in West Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned and Best Practices

In line with the WHO recommendations and guidance issued in April 2020, USAID advised Act | West to temporarily suspend NTD field activities.

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Act | West FY 21 Semi Annual Report: April 2021 - September 2021

This report outlines the key achievements and challenges in the last six months of the third year of program implementation, spanning the period April 1, 2021–September 30, 2021.
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FY20 Semi-Annual Report: April 2020—September 2020

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) granted funding to FHI 360 for the implementation of Act to End Neglected Tropical Disease West (Act | West) program from July 19, 2018–July 18, 2023. The program is part of the global effort to eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). It particularly aims to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF), trachoma, and onchocerciasis (OV) (in certain countries) and control schistosomiasis (SCH) and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) in 11 endemic West African countries—including Burkina Faso, Benin, Cameroon, Guinea, Ghana, Côte D’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. It also supports achievement of sustainable service delivery, with growing ownership of national governments in the elimination and/or control of NTDs. This report outlines the key achievements and challenges in the first six months of the second year of program implementation, spanning the period April 1, 2020–September 30, 2020.
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FY20 Semi-Annual Report: October 2019—March 2020

This report outlines the key achievements and challenges in the first six months of the second year of implementation of USAID's Act to End NTDs | West Program, spanning the period October 1, 2019–March 31, 2020.
Risk factors associated with failing pre-transmission assessment surveys (pre-TAS) in lymphatic filariasis elimination programs: Results of a multi-country analysis

Risk factors associated with failing pre-transmission assessment surveys (pre-TAS) in lymphatic filariasis elimination programs: Results of a multi-country analysis

This paper reports for the first time factors associated with pre-transmission assessment survey (pre-TAS) results from a multi-country analysis. This information can help countries more effectively forecast program activities, such as the potential need for more rounds of mass drug administration, and prioritize resources to ensure adequate coverage of all persons in areas at highest risk of failing pre-TAS.

Striving for gender equity in the fight against neglected tropical diseases

It’s no secret that men and women don’t always have equal access to health services, so USAID’s NTD Programs recently studied gender balance in mass drug administration for NTDs.