Partners

RTI International

RTI International  is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

RTI is a global leader in integrated preventive chemotherapy (PC) for NTD control. Since 2006, RTI has worked with US Agency for International Development (USAID) support in partnership with NTD endemic countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Carribbean to integrate and expand their national NTD control programs for lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths, and trachoma. RTI has expertise in integrated NTD control program management and implementation, integrated strategic planning and costing, disease mapping, surveillance, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). In addition, RTI contributes to the global policy dialogue on integrated NTD control, participating in multiple World Health Organization (WHO) Advisory and Working Groups on NTDs. 

The Carter Center

The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. The Carter Center has a long track record of collaborating with governments, partner organizations, and non-governmental organizations to conduct health education campaigns, disease surveillance and monitoring, drug distribution, and other interventions for the control and eradication of disease. The Carter Center’s health programs have worked in over 30 countries to combat NTDs including lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, trachoma, soil transmitted helminthes, and Guinea worm disease.

CBM

CBM is an international Christian development organization, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in low income regions of the world. CBM works in over 70 countries including 42 of the poorest 50 countries and is a collaborating organization with the World Health Organization. CBM initiated and pioneered the development of the VISION 2020 Right to Sight Programme. NTD program experience includes implementation of onchocerciasis control programs with the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) in DR Congo, Southern Sudan, Central African Republic and Nigeria, trachoma control programs in Ethiopia and Nigeria and integrated NTD control in Burundi.

Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation has restored sight to millions of the world’s most vulnerable people over more than 20 years by supporting local health workers and national governments to build sustainable eye health systems in more than 45 countries.  Ninety per cent of blind people live in developing countries. The Fred Hollows Foundation enables the world’s poorest to access life-changing eye health services including screenings, eye surgery and other treatments. The Foundation’s three disease priorities are Cataract (leading cause of avoidable blindness globally), Diabetic Retinopathy (approx 295 million people globally could develop DR by 2035), and Trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness in the world. The Foundation is an active participant in the International Coalition for Trachoma Control, which advocates for the implementation of the World Health Organization’s SAFE strategy (surgery, antibiotics, facial cleanliness and environmental change).  Trachoma is most prevalent in poor and remote communities with poor access to water and sanitation. Women are twice as likely as men to experience visual impairment from trachoma.

Helen Keller International

Helen Keller International saves and improves the sight and lives of the world’s vulnerable by combatting the causes and consequences of blindness, poor health and malnutrition.

IMA World Health

IMA World Health, a specialist in providing essential healthcare services and medical supplies around the world, is a nonprofit, faith-based organization working to restore health, hope and dignity to those most in need. We work primarily in the developing world, where an estimated 30 to 70 percent of health care is provided by faith-based organizations. IMA has 50 years of experience in supporting, implementing and providing technical assistance to implementing partners in resource-constrained settings, and specifically has worked on the control and elimination of, and management of morbidity caused by NTDs for the past 17 years.

Light for the World

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is a leading European NGDOs aiming at an inclusive society which provides equal access to health, education and livelihood for persons with disabilities.  LIGHT FOR THE WORLD consists of Confederation partners in the Netherlands, Austria, the Czech Republic and Belgium, and country offices in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mozambique and South Sudan. LIGHT FOR THE WORLD works closely with a variety of local partners and stakeholders and as of 2014, supports 185 programs in 26 countries.

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is committed to VISION 2020 and recently intensified its longstanding efforts towards the elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD). LIGHT FOR THE WORLD supports Trachoma work in Ethiopia, South Sudan and Mozambique using the SAFE strategy, whilst Onchocerciasis intervention builds on more than 10 years experience with therapeutic coverage reaching over 80% in various regions. 

Sightsavers

Sightsavers works with partners in more than 30 countries to prevent blindness, restore sight and support those who are irreversibly blind to lead independent lives. Sightsavers has extensive experience in NTD control and has expertise in several areas including program management, community directed mechanisms, coordinated approaches for multiple NTDs, mapping, surveillance, policy, advocacy, research, partnership building, monitoring and learning. 

World Vision

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with communities worldwide in nearly 100 countries through programming in maternal, newborn and child health; HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support;  nutrition; malaria prevention; neglected tropical Diseases (NTDs); agriculture and livelihood support;  education and child protection; safe drinking water; advocacy and disaster assistance.  

World Vision supports Ministries of Health and pharmaceutical donation programs to strengthen and expand NTD prevention and control campaigns, including supporting advocacy, capacity building, community mobilization, and robust financial management. We have over 25 years of experience working through gifts-in-kind to manage mass distribution of drugs, including supply chain management, commodity-tracking, and distribution of essential medical supplies worth over $320 million each year to protect communities from NTDs. World Vision spends $100 million annually in 57 countries for provision of safe water and educating communities on hygiene and sanitation to reduce the prevalence of trachoma.

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