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USAID Supports Programs To Prevent, Treat, Eliminate NTDs

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Ending the ‘Neglect’ in Neglected Tropical Diseases
Rabab Pettitt, a senior communications advisor at USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, and Katherine Sanchez, a knowledge manager for USAID’s END in Africa Project, managed by FHI360, discuss USAID’s efforts to end neglected tropical diseases through the support of the delivery of preventive drug treatments, “support for programs addressing existing disabilities caused by these diseases — which lead to long-term suffering and trap individuals in poverty — and support for research to discover new drugs and accelerate progress toward disease elimination…” (4/15).

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