Trying to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, or “big foot,” from a country is like trying to permanently rid your garden of invasive plants and weeds.
December 29, 2017
The Neglected Tropical Diseases Program (NTDP) Sustainability Continuum measures a national NTDP’s progress toward achieving long-term sustainability. Consisting of four stages that begin with ‘stand-alone NTDPs’ and advance toward full integration with the broader health system, the Sustainability Continuum seeks to help countries achieve their goals of NTD elimination and post-elimination care. The NTDPs in
November 30, 2017
Human onchocerciasis (oncho), or river blindness, is a disease caused by Onchocerca volvulus, a parasitic microscopic worm transmitted by black flies (called Simulium), that affects the skin and eye, and can end in irreversible blindness. The disease is known as ‘river blindness’ because the vector (black flies or Simulium) are insects that breed in fast-flowing
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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).