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USAID's Neglected Tropical Diseases Program
USAID's Neglected Tropical Disease Program

  • NTDs thrive under conditions of poverty, poor sanitation, unsafe water, and malnutrition
  • NTDs can blind, deform, and debilitate their victims
  • NTDs compromise mental and physical development, reduce school enrollment, and hinder economic productivity
  • Preventing NTDs attacks a root cause of poverty that affects a significant proportion of the world’s population
  • Safe and effective drugs are now available to prevent the most common NTDs

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Helen Keller International Awarded Major Grant by USAID to Tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa

HKI has been awarded a $35-million grant from USAID to lead a five-year project aimed at managing and preventing the related disability and disfigurement of blinding trachoma and lymphatic filariasis.

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Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases

The World Health Organization releases third report on NTDs, "Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases." The report presents the specific investment case for prevention, control, elimination and eradication for 12 NTDs in order to achieve the targets of the WHO Roadmap on NTDs and universal coverage against NTDs.

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USAID’s NTD Program Successfully Scaling Up Deworming Treatment

Read about the work being done by USAID and the global community to recognize the joint impact of NTDs and malnutrition and the benefits of addressing them in tandem.

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One Billion and Counting

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Accelerating Action to Eliminate NTDs by 2020

Learn more about the One Billion and Counting campaign highlighting the success of USAID’s NTD program as we support the delivery of the ONE BILLIONTH treatment in 2014.