Trying to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, or “big foot,” from a country is like trying to permanently rid your garden of invasive plants and weeds.
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
November 23, 2016
Organizational capacity includes the systems, processes, tools, leadership, and staff, across organizational functions, which enable the achievement of results. By strengthening organizational capacity, we help Neglected Tropical Disease Programs (NTDPs) to develop systems and processes for effectively carrying out financial analysis, strategic planning, partnership activities, advocacy, and communications activities. Effective implementation of these functions is
- Congrats @USAIDGH for helping to rid the world of neglected diseases https://t.co/lrBQAL6Jqm #NoMoreNTDs #globaldev
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- Congrats USAID for securing 1.65 billion NTD treatments for 740 million people in 10 years! #NoMoreNTDs https://t.co/90gfTSASWh @USAIDGH
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).