January. 30, 2020: Neglected Tropical Diseases Day
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Neglected Tropical Diseases Day
The impact of mass drug administration and progress towards elimination of lymphatic filariasis (LF), a debilitating neglected tropical disease (NTD), is measured by community surveys. CDC was instrumental in developing the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) monitoring guidelines for LF elimination efforts and has been providing technical assistance around the world ever since. This photo shows children in Haiti whose blood had been tested at one of the schools where a survey was conducted. Credit: Kimberly Won/CDC
A microbiologist with CDC’s NTD Elimination and Control Laboratory Team processes a blood sample using a multiplex machine.
World NTD Day 2020: An Essay in Photos. CDC works with many partners to implement mass drug administration for the elimination of diseases.
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World NTD Day 2020: #BeatNTDs. For good. For all.
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NTDs cause disability that hinders school attendance, care of families, and earning wages, and disrupt productivity and already unstable economies.
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