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Partnership and progress – building systems to achieve neglected tropical disease elimination

Progress has been made in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, but the community has a challenge ahead if it is to meet targets. What can be done?

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Research sleuths: how we investigate blips in our NTD elimination projects

How do we react when outcomes aren’t what we expect? The mystery of Cameroon’s Western Region sheds light on the process. 

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Elimination of blinding trachoma in Guinea Bissau: end of three-year phase evaluation (2013-2015) – final evaluation report

An evaluation of a three-year phase (2013-2015) of a long-term SAFE intervention to eliminate trachoma in Guinea-Bissau.

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Health heroes: the women working to eliminate NTDs

What do Evodia, Abena and Mariama all have in common? They’re three of the millions of women in the fight against infectious diseases of poverty.

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Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP): end-of-project evaluation

The aim of the three-year GTMP was to map the prevalence of trachoma using smartphones, across all endemic areas worldwide.

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Northern Nigeria Integrated NTDs Control (UNITED) Programme: mid-term evaluation

The programme’s goal is to reduce the prevalence and stop the transmission of seven neglected tropical diseases that can be treated with preventive chemotherapy.

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A brave new world of data

The Global Trachoma Mapping Project showed that public health can benefit from technology and standardisation to cut costs and respond to local needs.

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Emmanuel’s story

Meet 60-year-old Emmanuel, who lost his sight while earning a living as a fisherman after he contracted a disease called river blindness.

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IZUMI Foundation supports Sightsavers’ fight to eliminate trachoma in Mali

The Foundation has awarded Sightsavers a grant of $348,000 to support its mission to eliminate the neglected tropical disease from five regions of Mali.

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Mapping marginalised communities: The Global Trachoma Mapping Project

The opportunity for global transformation heralded by the unanimous adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) last month is vast.

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