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Jon Snow stands, talking infront of a Uniting to Combat NTD banner. His hands are open and in front of him as he talks.
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NTD programmes named as a strong investment opportunity

A report released today emphasises the huge health and economic benefits of investing in programmes treating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

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Live webcast to launch progress report on NTDs

The Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases collective launches a report with a live webcast from the Natural History Museum in London.

Villagers in Guinea involved in a project to eliminate onchocerciasis.
Sightsavers Reports

Elimination of onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis: strategic plan

These documents outline our current work and look at the potential for eliminating the transmission of the diseases.

Arjuna Socia stands outside the Kibwoona Health centre in Masindi, Uganda.
Sightsavers Reports

Elimination of onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis

Sightsavers' work on onchocerciasis has been integrated with lymphatic filariasis. This ten year strategic plan now covers both diseases.

A man and two women stand next to a dose pole.
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Extra funding boosts Sightsavers’ NTD prevention area in Nigeria

Additional funding will allow the neglected tropical disease project to reach 13 million more people across two extra states in Nigeria.

Safiya Sanda Head of Project Management for UNITED.
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“We do whatever we can”

Nigeria has the greatest number of people living with neglected tropical diseases in Africa.

A close up photo of Leonard Kalokol, a 13 years old school boy whose class has lessons in facewashing to help eliminate the blinding eye disease trachoma in Kenya.
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Countries commit to eliminating neglected tropical diseases

Health ministers from Africa, Asia and South America have come together at the World Health Assembly in Geneva to commit to eliminating neglected tropical diseases in their countries.

A woman holding a child, smiling and standing outside a thatched dwelling.
Sightsavers Reports

Marsabit trachoma control project: evaluation report

The Marsabit Trachoma Control Project evaluation findings are a true reflection of what the project achieved during the CR funded period.

Three children lean over a wall and fill yellow containers with water from a tap.
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Kenya Marsabit Trachoma Control Programme: end-of-term evaluation

Since April 2011, we have been running a trachoma control project with Comic Relief funding in Marsabit, focusing on the scale-up of the SAFE strategy.

Four men sitting at a table at the Beyond 2020 discussion event.
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Experts convene in London to discuss how to eliminate NTDs

Experts from the health, pharmaceutical and NGO sectors joined a round-table event in London to discuss working together to eliminate NTDs.

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