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Q&A: How We Are Working To Rid Mozambique of A Blinding Disease

​A community drug distributor provides a young mother with ​the ​appropriate dose of the trachoma-fighting drug Zithromax as part of ​a mass drug administration in Mozambique. / RTI International

Trachoma, an eye infection that is the world’s leading cause of blindness, plagues millions of people in Mozambique due to poor sanitary conditions. But a collaboration between the government and international partners such as USAID is helping reduce the risk of infection.

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Using Technology For STH Control

There has been interesting progress in the use of mobile technology, like this smart phone, in the fight against NTDs. Photo credit: InterAction

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 >>

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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 […]

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