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.
The opportunity for global transformation heralded by the unanimous adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) last month is vast.
The World Health Organization today unveiled a global plan to better integrate public health interventions in the battle to eliminate NTDs.
A report released today emphasises the huge health and economic benefits of investing in programmes treating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
Sightsavers' work on onchocerciasis has been integrated with lymphatic filariasis. This ten year strategic plan now covers both diseases.
Additional funding will allow the neglected tropical disease project to reach 13 million more people across two extra states in Nigeria.
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.