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USAID Spokesperson Delivers Statement On Elimination Of Trachoma In Ghana, Nepal

USAID: Statement by Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey on the Elimination of Trachoma in Ghana and Nepal
“This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized the Republic of Ghana and the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal for eliminating trachoma as a public health problem. USAID congratulates the governments of Ghana and Nepal on this tremendous success. … Over the past 12 years, pharmaceutical companies have given more than $19 billion worth of life-changing drugs, free of charge, to defeat trachoma and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). USAID is grateful for the generous support from our private sector partners. Every $1 invested by USAID in NTDs leverages $26 in pharmaceutical donations…” (5/30).

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