Burkina Faso News

NTDs in Burkina Faso: Current Epidemiological Status of Neglected Tropical Diseases Targeted through Preventive Chemotherapy

April 1st, 2018

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,[1] for the control and elimination of the seven neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) targeted through preventive chemotherapy (PC NTDs), which include onchocerciasis

Cross-Border Collaboration: Key for Sustaining Gains Against NTDs

January 31st, 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

Cross-Border Collaboration: Synchronizing Treatment for NTDs in West Africa

February 28th, 2017

After six years, during which over 429 million treatments were administered to over 202 million people, many of the six END in Africa-supported countries are ‘walking the final mile’ in the fight against several neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)—namely elephantiasis and trachoma—with plans to stop nationwide mass drug administration (MDA) for these two diseases by 2020.

Free Webinar on April 4 & 5 on Lessons Learned in MDA in Burkina Faso, Benin and Haiti

March 21st, 2016

MDA Preparation, Implementation and Evaluation: Lessons learned in Haiti, Benin and Burkina Faso   Panelists: Dr. Jean Frantz Lemoine, National NTD Program, Ministry of Health, Haiti Dr. Moudachirou Ibikounle, National NTD Program, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Mr. Windtaré Roland Bougma, National NTD Program, Ministry of Health, Burkina Faso Dr. Abdel Direny, ENVISION Project, RTI International,

Good news on NTDs

October 7th, 2015

END in Africa congratulates scientists on winning the 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine for advances in NTD and malaria drugs. The project also salutes Mexico for becoming the third country to have eliminated river blindness, joining Colombia the Ecuador. On Monday, October 5, 2015, the Nobel Committee of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm announced that three

Benchmarking Organizational Capabilities: Where to Begin?

June 30th, 2015

NTD Program Management and Sustainable Impact   Experience has shown that developing a Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) finance strategy that’s aligned with the country’s NTD Master Plan strengthens the latter and has a sustained, measurable impact. But effective finance strategies don’t happen overnight! Devising one requires a solid understanding of organizational capabilities as they related

Planning for elimination within the USAID NTD portfolio

May 20th, 2015

Most people aren’t very fond of transitions; indeed, some even avoid them. But managers of neglected tropical diseases (NTD) programs aren’t like most people. Not only do they welcome program transitions, they actually seek them out. Why? Because in the world of NTD control and elimination, transitions are powerful signs of program success. Successful national

A Review of Burkina Faso’s NTD Program: Progress, Challenges and Next Steps

April 21st, 2015

In the past few years, Burkina Faso’s Neglected Tropical Diseases Program (NTDP) has made some pretty impressive inroads against several neglected tropical diseases (NTD) that have plagued the country for decades. Among its achievements are reaching World Health Organization (WHO) thresholds for stopping mass treatments (a.k.a. mass drug administration or MDA) for lymphatic filariasis (LF),

With Progress Comes Challenges: As Countries Approach Lymphatic Filariasis and Trachoma Elimination, NTD Programs Look for Ways to Verify, Hang onto Success

November 18th, 2014

After years of grassroots outreach and nationwide travel to provide preventive medicines to millions of citizens, even those living in the most remote communities, END in Africa countries have good reason to celebrate the progress achieved in their fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), especially lymphatic filariasis (LF) and trachoma. In the three trachoma-endemic END

Celebrating USAID’s Billionth Global NTD Treatment in Burkina Faso

July 17th, 2014

Burkina Faso’s Prime Minister, First Lady and US Ambassador to Burkina Faso Attend July 4th Event Distinguished guests including Burkina Faso’s prime minister, first lady, and minister of agriculture attended a special July 4th event at the US Embassy in Ouagadougou, celebrating the range and depth of US support for their country. After listening to

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