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Our work in Chad

Millions of people in Chad are at risk of neglected tropical diseases. In 2019, Sightsavers and partners delivered more than 9.7 million treatments and trained over 38,000 community volunteers to protect communities from lymphatic filariasis and river blindness.

Women gather in their village in the Guera region in southern Chad.

Millions of people in Chad are at risk of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

We’re helping to fight NTDs in Chad through the UK aid’s flagship NTD programme, Ascend West and Central Africa. Under the three-year programme we are supporting ministries to protect communities from lymphatic filariasis and river blindness. In 2019, the programme delivered more than 9.7 million treatments and trained over 38,000 community volunteers.

At a glance

Total population
  • 15.3 million

  • What we focus on
  • Lymphatic filariasis
  • River blindness

  • Key programmes
  • Ascend
  • Tropical Data Project
  • Trachoma Mapping Project

  • Previous programmes
  • A billion NTD treatments
  • SAFE: trachoma control

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