Over the past eight years, USAID’s NTD Program has successfully delivered more than 800 million treatments to nearly 250 million people with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) across 25 developing countries. USAID’s work with NTDs is a powerful example of the role of public-private partnerships in accelerating the impact of U.S. foreign aid dollars. In fiscal year 2014, Congress funded USAID’s NTD Program at a record $100 million, once again demonstrating U.S. leadership in global health and commitment to improving the lives of the poor. This briefing will highlight the critical role of USAID’s NTD Program in fighting these diseases, identify where gaps still exist, shine light on the need for increased research and development, and explore the new potential of USAID’s NTD Program in light of expanded funding.
Moderator: Dr. Neeraj Mistry, Managing Director, Global Network for NTDs at the Sabin Vaccine Institute
- Mr. Achille Kabore, Senior NTD Technical Advisor, RTI International
- Ms. Judit Rius Sanjuan, U.S. Manager & Legal Policy Adviser, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
- Ms. Rachel Cohen, Regional Executive Director, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), North America
To RSVP please email Michelle Brooks, Policy Director, Global Network for NTDs at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, by May 6, 2014.