New UK aid support to protect 200 million people from debilitating diseases
17 Sep 2019
Speaking at the 10th annual Neglected Tropical Disease NGO Network Conference in Liverpool, Baroness Sugg announced that the 220 million pound package will tackle five of the world's worst Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), which can cause disability, death and disfigurement and trap victims in a cycle of poverty. These are lymphatic filariasis (also known as elephantiasis); onchocerciasis; schistosomiasis; visceral leishmaniasis and trachoma. This support will help partners such as the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) Foundation , Sightsavers, the Centrer for NTD research at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Mott MacDonald deliver over 400 million treatments to people at risk of these five NTDs.
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