Trying to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, or “big foot,” from a country is like trying to permanently rid your garden of invasive plants and weeds.
July 26, 2017
The END in Africa project focuses on the control and elimination of seven neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that can be targeted with preventive chemotherapy, including: lymphatic filariasis (LF), blinding trachoma, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis and three soil-transmitted helminthiases (STH). In addition to causing sickness, several of these diseases can also lead to severe and lifelong morbidity and
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;
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- RT @RTIfightsNTDs: Congrats Togo, 1st in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate lymphatic filariasis! Proud of MOH & partners @USAIDGH @ENDinAfric…
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).