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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.

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

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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.

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.

Surgeon, Boubacar Fomb, leans over and examines a lady, Assetou Diakite, using a light, shining into her eye. The surgeon is wearing green and the patient is wearing a matching red top and headscarf.
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WHO says global plans to eliminate NTDs will cost $750 million a year

The WHO report also looks at a wider campaign for universal health coverage, making sure everyone who needs healthcare can access it affordably.

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Reaching out to remote communities

Sightsavers’ Julia Strong visits an eye health outreach project in Tanzania that’s making a huge difference to people in remote communities.

Ten year old Absa Kâ is recieving her dose of Zithromax which will prevent trachoma for a year.
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Sightsavers backs Gates’ bet on disease elimination by 2030

Today’s publication of Bill and Melinda Gates’ annual letter includes a rallying call to the international development community to eliminate four NTDs by 2030.

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