Trying to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, or “big foot,” from a country is like trying to permanently rid your garden of invasive plants and weeds.
January 31, 2018
The excitement that surrounded the World Health Organization (WHO) announcement in 2017 that the Republic of Togo had become the first sub-Saharan African country to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF or elephantiasis) as a public health problem is slowly dying out as we contemplate the implications of this announcement. Ghana has also submitted its final dossier
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
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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).