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Neglected Tropical Diseases

17 Mar
Mrs. ADAKU GOODNESS lives in Mile 12, Lagos State. Goodness has been living with elephantiasis for over 15 years. According to her, she has used both herbal and conventional drugs but there has been no improvement.
4 Feb
Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN) has partnered with the END Fund to tackle prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in eight locations across the country.
30 Jan
As the second country with the highest burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in the world, over 120 million Nigerians are at the risk of one NTD or the other.
25 Jan
Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Health has raised the alarm over the prevalence of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) in 11 councils of the state.
23 Dec
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Senator Yahaya Oloriegbe, has expressed the readiness of the National Assembly to ensure prompt release of budgetary allocation
30 Oct 2019
Aboutsix local councils have been infected with Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Lagos State, a disease caused by poor hygiene and contaminated water. According to a survey carried out by the state’s Ministry of Health...
19 Jun 2019
Super Eagles’ defender, William Ekong has started a campaign to draw attention to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that affect more than 120 million Nigerians. In partnership with the END Fund and Common Goal, William appears in a 48 seconds public service announcement where he calls on affected Nigerians to seek free treatment. Neglected tropical diseases…
7 Feb 2019
A ‘league table’ is being drawn up showing how African countries are faring in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs rarely make headline news, yet they affect 1.6 billion people in the poorest parts of the globe – including around 580 million people in Africa. That is close to 50 per cent of…
28 Sep 2017
Okoronkwo explained that efforts have predominantly been in relation to the Preventative Chemotherapy (PC) NTDs, namely: onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths.

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