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 6, 2016
About five years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) laid out an ambitious set of global goals around the elimination or control of 17 neglected tropical diseases (NTD), among them the elimination of onchocerciasis, or river blindness, in selected African countries by 2020. In 2012, the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) community of pharmaceutical companies, donors,
April 26, 2016
Although it has only been a few months since the USAID-funded, FHI 360-managed END in Africa project for the control/elimination of 5 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)—lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis—began operations in Cote d’Ivoire, the project already has several important lessons to share with the NTD community. The country’s first project review
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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).