- 14 million people treated for seven neglected tropical diseases /
- 4,000 health workers trained in tackling NTDs /
- Delivery times reduced from 5-10 to 1-2 days /
Tackling Neglected Tropical Diseases
We enabled the treatment almost 14 million people for seven debilitating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), saving lives and improving livelihoods. We partnered with Sightsavers and the Nigerian Ministry of Health to strengthen the Neglected Tropical Disease supply chain, eliminating inefficiencies common in parallel disease systems across five states in Northern Nigeria. Drugs were given to communities in Mass Drug Administrations (MDAs), co-ordinated by Sightsavers.
Building the capacity of the Nigerian health system
Our supply chain professionals were embedded in state medical stores and ran training sessions and delivered bespoke monitoring and evaluation to build the skills and performance of health service staff.
‘People now say, we can see where before we were blind. That makes me feel very happy to say neglected tropical diseases are not neglected now.’
NTD Nigeria Programme Manager, Kaduna State