Journey toward lymphatic filariasis elimination in Sierra Leone
Trying to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, or “big foot,” from a country is like trying to permanently rid your garden of invasive plants and weeds.
Curing River Blindness with Just One Dose
“If I hadn’t gotten my eyesight back, I would never have been able to sit for my Basic Education Certificate Examination,” said Mabinty with a smile.
New technologies, old diseases
The global health community has been quick to recognize the potential of new technologies to improve health care around the world. One such technology that is widely used in such settings is the mobile telephone.
Partnering for Progress
Our video on eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases globally. Leaders in the field talk about the progress that has been made and their hopes for the future.
November 14, 2018
CEP-NTD 1 Project Launch, END in Africa Project Closes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: USAID, FHI 360 Launch New Program to Control, End Neglected Tropical Diseases in West Africa Five-Year Control and Elimination Program for Neglected Tropical Diseases Element One Project Seeks to End Elephantiasis & Trachoma, Manage River Blindness, Schistosomiasis, Helminthiasis, in Partnership with 11 Countries Accra, Ghana – November 14, 2018. Eleven host country governments,
July 31, 2018
NTDs in Niger: Current Epidemiological Status of Neglected Tropical Diseases Targeted through Preventive Chemotherapy
When Niger, a West African country of 22 million people, began receiving USAID support through the FHI 360-managed END in Africa project to control or eliminate the seven neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) targeted through preventive chemotherapy (PC NTDs) in October 2010, there was much work to be done, as some diseases had become nationwide
- RT @CombatNTDs: Women and girls are disproportionately affected by neglected tropical diseases, and have less access to health care: https:…
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- RT @HelenKellerIntl: We are also excited to be part of this bold new partnership to accelerate momentum toward controlling and/or eliminati…
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).