Ghana’s Trachoma Story
One Billion NTD Treatments and Counting
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID discusses the importance of partnerships in achieving the major accomplishment of reaching one billion NTD treatments.
Produced by Anne McNulty & Matt Matassa at FHI 360.
In the Rough — A Success Story from Sierra Leone
People in Sierra Leone are getting their lives back, thanks to medicines provided through END in Africa that treat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Check out the amazing work that our partners at Helen Keller International and USAID are doing to control one of the seven most common NTDs — schistosomiasis — in a diamond-mining province known as Kono District.
Filming by Mo Scarpelli on behalf of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ END7 campaign.
Curing River Blindness with Just One Dose
In June 2011, fourteen-year-old Mabinty Koroma was about to take the year-end exam in her middle school. One afternoon whilst in class, Mabinty noticed that she could barely see the writing on the blackboard. She went home that day thinking it was just temporary; but the following morning Mabinty was unable to read her notes and her vision was getting worse. Read More >
Partnering for Progress: Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases Globally
Targeting Hard to Reach Populations for NTD Control: The Sierra Leone Example
There are many reasons why certain communities in a country may be hard to reach for public health programs: remote geographical locations, poor road infrastructure, mistrust or lack of interest in healthcare, to name a few. Such programs are faced with the task of evaluating the pros and cons of reaching–or not reaching—them all. Read More >
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