Trying to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, or “big foot,” from a country is like trying to permanently rid your garden of invasive plants and weeds.
June 9, 2017
Beginning with a kick-off ceremony in Daoukro district on May 12, 2017, Côte d’Ivoire launched its annual integrated mass treatment campaign against three neglected tropical diseases (NTD)—lymphatic filariasis (LF), onchocerciasis (oncho) and soil-transmitted helminths (STH), which took place on May 12–19, 2017 in 57 health districts. Notable attendees including the country’s director general for health;
May 24, 2017
In April 2017, the END in Africa project team was awarded the 2016 Impact Award for Program Excellence. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of an individual staff member or team to FHI 360’s leadership in global and domestic health, education and development. This contribution may have been demonstrated by promoting integrated development solutions and/or
- @ENDinAfrica award for program excellence highlights progress on #NTDs https://t.co/tkfyyOsTp4 @fhi360 #BeatNTDs
- RT @RTIfightsNTDs: Congrats Togo, 1st in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate lymphatic filariasis! Proud of MOH & partners @USAIDGH @ENDinAfric…
- Honored to work with partners like @USAIDGH @RTIfightsNTDs to fight NTDs in sub-Saharan Africa. We can #beatNTDs
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).