Events

Completing the WHO Joint Application Package for NTDs

Register for Completing the WHO Joint Application Package for NTDs

Location: Online via GotoWebinar (information on how to connect will be sent upon registration).

Dates: Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 9 – 10 AM EDT (UTC/GMT-4)
In Accra? Join us at 1PM
In London? Join us at 2 PM
Join from wherever you have an internet connection!

Description: Dr. Aya Yajima and Alexei Mikhailov from the World Health Organization (WHO) will provide an orientation for national program managers and partners on how to complete the Joint Application Package for neglected tropical diseases.  This package—due 15 August annually—includes essential forms for requesting donated drugs and reporting country achievements to WHO.

Dr. Uzoma Nwankwo from the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health will share Nigeria’s experience implementing the Tool for Integrated Planning and Costing and the Integrated NTD Database, which were used to generate and submit the Joint Application Package forms to WHO.

Speakers:
Dr. Aya Yajima, Technical Officer, World Health Organization
Alexei Mikhailov, Data Manager, World Health Organization
Dr. Uzoma Nwankwo, Medical Officer, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria

Cost:Free

 

END in Africa and ENVISION Joint Meeting for Elimination Planning

Location: Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana

Dates: April 21-23, 2015

Description: USAID and partners END in Africa, managed by FHI360, and ENVISION, managed by RTI, discuss progress toward NTD elimination in their supported countries as well as potential solutions to persistent problems such as disease hot spots and cross-border issues.

Sierra Leone Work Planning Meeting for FY2015

Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Dates: May 13-16, 2014

Description: National NTD Control Program leaders and Ministry of Health staff meet with END in Africa team members from Helen Keller International (the project sub-grantee) and FHI 360 (the project administrator) as well as representatives from Sightsavers, to discuss and plan all activities expected to be undertaken in the coming fiscal year. Topics for discussion include upcoming MDA strategies and events, supply chain management, financial management, technical assistance, project monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building activities, among others.

Togo Work Planning Session for FY2015

Location: Lomé, Togo

Date: May 26-28, 2014

Description: National NTD Control Program leaders and Ministry of Health staff meet with END in Africa team members from Heath & Development International (the project sub-grantee) and FHI 360 (the project administrator) as well as representatives from USAID, WHO, UNICEF and Sightsavers, to discuss and plan all activities expected to be undertaken under the project in FY2015. Topics for discussion include upcoming MDA strategies and events, supply chain management, financial management, technical assistance, and project monitoring and evaluation, among others.

Burkina Faso Work Planning Session for FY2015

Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Date: June 2-6, 2014

Description: National NTD Control Program leaders and Ministry of Health staff meet with END in Africa team members from FHI 360 and Helen Keller International as well as representatives from USAID and CNTD Liverpool, to discuss, plan and coordinate all activities expected to be undertaken under the END in Africa project in FY 2015. Topics for discussion include upcoming MDA strategies, training and events, supply chain management, financial management, technical assistance, project monitoring and evaluation, among others.

Niger Work Planning Session for FY2015

Location: Niamey, Niger

Date: June 9-13, 2014

Description: National NTD Control Program leaders and Ministry of Health staff meet with END in Africa team members from FHI 360 and Helen Keller International as well as representatives from USAID, the Carter Center, WHO, and RISEAL, to discuss, plan and coordinate all activities expected to be undertaken under the END in Africa project in FY 2015. Topics for discussion include upcoming MDA strategies, training and events, supply chain management, financial management, technical assistance, project monitoring and evaluation, among others.

 

Ghana Work Planning Session for FY2015

Location: Accra, Ghana

Date: May 6-8, 2014

Description: National NTD Control Program leaders and Ministry of Health staff meet with END in Africa team members from FHI 360 as well as representatives from USAID and NTD partners, to discuss and plan all activities expected to be undertaken under the project in FY2015. Topics for discussion include upcoming MDA strategies and events, supply chain management, financial management, technical assistance, and project monitoring and evaluation, among others.

Ghana NTD Progress Celebration Event

Location: La Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana

Date: July 3, 2014

Description: Ghana will celebrate the progress achieved in its fight against NTDs at this historic event. Among the festivities, the Ghana Health Service’s NTD Programme will launch the Ghana NTD Master Plan. The event will also feature an exhibition on the significance of mass treatments and the work of the NTD Programme, as well as celebrate the country’s role in achieving USAID’s One Billionth NTD Treatment milestone in 2014.

In honor of the many thousands of health workers and volunteers that have contributed to NTD programme activities in Ghana over the years, several representative unsung heroes have been selected and invited to attend the ceremonies, where they will be publicly honored and awarded certificates of appreciation.

LinksGhana NTD Plan Launch Program

Ghana to launch strategic mass drug administration program (GhanaWeb, July 1, 2014)

One Billion Treatments and Counting Video

Unsung Heroes in the Fight against NTDs

USAID One Billion and Counting Campaign

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Photo Credit: Helen Keller International

 


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