Global efforts to tackle neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) saw over 35 million treatments given out in 2020 despite the challenges of COVID-19.
The most effective way to tackle health issues is to put affected communities in the driving seat – COVID-19 is no different.
Biruck Kebede, who leads Sightsavers’ NTD work in Ethiopia, explains how data can help to eliminate diseases such as trachoma.
More than 20,000 people are to be screened in the first surveys since NTD programmes were put on hold because of COVID-19.
Sightsavers’ director for programme operations, Joy Shu’aibu, has been named an Inspiring Communicator for 2020.
Ghana has not been spared in the coronavirus crisis, but luckily the country started its response early, with NTD support redirected.
The Ascend West and Central Africa programme partners helped Liberia respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Here, we tell how.