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Innovation and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): Maximizing Impact for Challenging Island Communities

Providing care and treatment against NTDs, empowering communities, training health workers, and strengthening health systems


The Program


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PartnerBridges to Development
Budget681 million yen
Term3 years
AreaPapua New Guinea and Vanuatu

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Over 1.5 billion people worldwide are affected by Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) even though early prevention and treatment are available.  Many hard-to-reach communities of the Pacific islands remain at high risk for NTD infections and carry a disproportionate burden of these diseases. This partnership helps decrease the burden and removes the need for any large-scale interventions against NTDs in the future by eliminating and controlling targeted NTDs (lymphatic filariasis, yaws, leprosy, trachoma, scabies and soil-transmitted helminthiases).



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