Trying to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, or “big foot,” from a country is like trying to permanently rid your garden of invasive plants and weeds.
June 14, 2018
ACCRA, GHANA—The Government of Ghana has eliminated trachoma as a public health problem, according to a recent communication from by the World Health Organization (WHO), making Ghana the first West African country to achieve validation of trachoma elimination. Ghana’s success contributes to the current global momentum in the fight against NTDs. News Summary The Government of Ghana
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
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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).