Trying to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, or “big foot,” from a country is like trying to permanently rid your garden of invasive plants and weeds.
February 1, 2017
Neglected tropical disease programs (NTDPs) have made significant achievements in the last decade. With the financial support of international donors, many affected countries that previously had disease cases nationwide, have transitioned to just experiencing disease “hot spots,” in which certain NTDs are largely confined to specific geographic areas within the country. A few countries have
January 4, 2017
Seven years into the END in Africa project, five of the six implementing countries (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger, Togo, and Sierra Leone) have made remarkable progress toward the elimination of trachoma and lymphatic filariasis (LF). Current data from the original five project countries indicate that 73.3% of endemic districts (88 out of 120) have stopped
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Through the work of its END in Africa and END in Asia programs, FHI 360 is advancing USAID's goal of contributing to the global elimination of NTD by reducing prevalence of seven diseases—lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis), onchocerciasis (river blindness), schistosomiasis (snail fever), trachoma (blinding eye infection) and three soil-transmitted helminths (hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm).