The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and Crown Agents join forces to accelerate the elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases across five African countries
Work is commencing on the new Accelerate Resilient, Innovative, and Sustainable Elimination of NTDs (ARISE-NTDs) programme this September to support governments to control and eliminate three endemic Neglected Tropical Diseases from Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania and Zanzibar, and Zambia. $13.8 million of emergency funding has been provided by The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) to combat schistosomiasis, soil transmitted helminths and lymphatic filariasis. Those affected by these debilitating vector-borne diseases are infected through water contact, mosquitos bites and poor sanitation and hygiene.
The British not-for-profit international development company Crown Agents will be managing the ARISE-NTDs programme on behalf of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, in partnership with the global health consultancies Oriole Global Health and Abt Associates. The new programme will provide funding and technical support to Ministries of Health for precision mapping and impact surveys, as well as mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns.