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.
William C Campbell and Satoshi Omura discovered a group of compounds known as avermectins, used to treat and prevent river blindness.
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).
These documents outline our current work and look at the potential for eliminating the transmission of the 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.