The Evaluative Learning Exercise was commissioned to generate strategic learning from The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Trachoma Initiative and the DFID SAFE Program to contribute to available evidence about trachoma elimination, NTD strategy and programming, and the broader health sector.
This article examines the landscape of efforts towards NTD integration across countries with the highest burden of disease and reviews the administrative management of integration in order to identify approaches and pathways for integration.
This technical brief analyzes a health systems approach to NTD programming and assesses the ENVISION project's contributions to each of the WHO HSS building blocks.
This briefing was originally found in Eliminating Trachoma: Accelerating Towards 2020.
Tanzania, a vast territory in Africa covering around 365 thousand square miles, is home to more than 52 million people.
The majority of the population is rural, making access to health programmes and services difficult, and only 15 percent of people have access to a toilet.
The country is dealing with 9 of the 18 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) including trachoma - and they continue to be a heavy burden on millions.
WHO Alliance for GET2020 is proud to release it's strategy to eliminate the neglected tropical disease trachoma by 2020.
An analysis of the Neglected Tropical Disease Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC NTD Initiative), which aimed to control or eliminate these diseases through integrated NTD programs that address multiple diseases by combining interventions from health, water and sanitation, education, and other sectors in a unified, coordinated way.
A study exploring whether school-based “disease mapping” methodology used to assess urinary schistosomiasis (SCH) is useful for determining trachoma interventions and whether the district-based approach recommended for trachoma is useful for SCH control programs.
A critical overview after four years of a programme that started in Burundi in June 2007. Strategies, achievements, challenges, lessons learned, and future steps for the country, especially in relation to schistosomiasis and STHs, are discussed.
Peter Hotez reflects on Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Control in a blog on the Public Library of Science (PLOS) website.