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USAID partners Cross River to end neglected tropical diseases

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered Cross River State Government to eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in the state.

Speaking at the flag-off of the 2020 NTDs Mass Administration of Medicines (MAM), the Chief of Party for Research Triangle Institute International (RTI) Act East Programme, Benjamin Chukwuemeka Nwobi, said: “In some areas of diseases, we are in the final round of eliminating such diseases, for example, Lymphatic Filariasis, which has taken a toll on the people. We know its days are numbered.
 
“RTI with the support of USAID, is completely behind the state’s NTDs programme, all local council coordinators and the entire people of Cross River State.”

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Beta Edu thanked USAID and RTI, saying, “we couldn’t have done this effectively well without your support. We want you to continue to support the state until we have done away with all neglected tropical diseases…”

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