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Tackling neglected tropical disease
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).

Crown Agents Limited has been appointed as the Fund Manager for implementation of Lot 1 of ASCEND which focuses on 12 countries in Southern and East Africa and South Asia. These are Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia, Bangladesh, Nepal and India.

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Having worked closely with Ministries of Health and regional institutions from the 12 ASCEND countries throughout 2019, the programme is uniquely placed to leverage these relationships, and expertise within our consortium, to support country-led responses to the Covid-19 outbreak. Our teams are currently providing a coordinated package of Technical and Resource Assistance to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 virus in these countries. 

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