“Support from USAID and program partners has provided the momentum that the NTD program in Ghana needed to quickly scale up mass drug administration and to bring about cost efficiencies in implementation.”

Dr. Nana-Kwadwo Biritwum, Programme Manager, NTD Control Program, Ghana Health Services

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A stronger commitment to fighting NTDs in Africa

Following the completion of its initial NTD Control program in 2010, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) expanded its commitment to fight NTDs by awarding FHI 360 two five-year Regional Cooperative Agreements to launch the END in Africa and END in Asia programs. The END in Africa program focuses on supporting national ministries of health in efforts to eliminate seven diseases: lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, trachoma and three types of soil-transmitted helminthiases (hookworm, roundworm and whipworm) in five African countries.

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END in Africa’s Mission

7 diseases

Support the governments in reducing the prevalence of 7 diseases in 5 African countries with high disease burdens.