USAID is committed to supporting the control and elimination of some of the most debilitating neglected tropical diseases around the world. We have the drugs we need from strategic partnerships, giving us the ability to treat millions. Now, countries must also step up and dedicate their own resources to fighting these diseases.
Tag archives for neglected tropical diseases
Commemorating World Health Day
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called upon our nation to join with the world in ending extreme poverty in the next two decades. Today, we have new tools that enable us to achieve a goal that was simply unimaginable in the past: the eradication of extreme poverty and its most devastating […]
Using Technology For STH Control
The reach of mobile phones into even the poorest and most remote parts of the world has shown these devices to be the tool of choice for civil and social transformation. Read more >>
Health and Economic Returns on Science and Innovation Investments for Global Health
Much work is to be done. Global diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis take eight lives per minute. Read more >>
FrontLines Releases March/April 2013 Issue
Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines to learn how the Agency is working to provide safe water to the millions who live without this vital resource Read more >>
Video of the Week: “Partnering for Progress: Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases Globally”
USAID-funded projects End in Africa and End in Asia have partnered with global organizations to work towards eliminating neglected tropical diseases. Leaders in the field talk about the progress that has been made and their hopes for the future.
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Help Fight Disease
Earlier this year, I attended a meeting of the Alliance for Global Elimination of Trachoma. I was there to represent safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), which are critical to the global strategy to eliminate blinding trachoma, the leading cause of preventable blindness. Read more >>
The END7 Campaign Unites!
The work to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is one of the greatest examples of the power of innovative public-private partnerships. Read more >>
The Next Chapter in the Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases
Not all NTD research is created equal. Beyond basic research, much more research and development, including late-stage product development, for new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics is urgently needed for those NTDs where adequate tools do not exist. Read more >>
A Success: USAID’s Neglected Tropical Disease Program
There is a group of diseases you don’t hear much about but that has a terrible impact on more than 1 billion people around the world – that’s one sixth of the world’s population. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified 13 of these as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and they include such dreaded illnesses […]