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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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