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Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (Ascend)

Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (Ascend) is a new programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to achieve progress towards global targets for the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

NTDs are a group of infectious diseases that thrive in poor and often rural settings, affecting more than 1 billion of the world’s poorest people. These diseases cause disability, disfigurement, stigma and death. 

The programme will support countries in their efforts to control and eliminate five NTDs: Trachoma, Schistosomiasis, Onchocerciasis, Lymphatic Filariasis and Visceral Leishmaniasis.

Crown Agents Limited has been appointed as the Fund Manager for implementation of Lot 1 of Ascend which focuses on 11 countries in Southern and East Africa and South Asia. These are Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia, Bangladesh and Nepal.

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