Trying to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, or “big foot,” from a country is like trying to permanently rid your garden of invasive plants and weeds.
April 1, 2018
NTDs in Burkina Faso: Current Epidemiological Status of Neglected Tropical Diseases Targeted through Preventive Chemotherapy
Located in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to approximately 20 million people. In 2006, the country began receiving support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) through the END in Africa project, for the control and elimination of the seven neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) targeted through preventive chemotherapy (PC NTDs), which include onchocerciasis
February 28, 2018
Trachoma is an eye infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Although it is both treatable and preventable, trachoma remains a leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has set a global goal to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem in all countries by 2020. But what does it mean
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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).