More than three million people in Kenya are at risk of a disease that some believe is the result of witchcraft.
The International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine recently teamed with FutureLearn to offer a free online course on Eliminating Trachoma. The course development was been supported by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Sightsavers and International Coalition for Trachoma Control, As part of the course, Sharone Backers, ENVISION Resident Program Advisor in Mozambique, talks about her experiences planning and coordinating MDA in Mozambique.
In collaboration with the Indonesia Ministry of Health, ENVISION supported the production of a video to be used by district heath offices and health centers in training volunteers and mobilizing the community to take part in mass drug administration campaigns to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF).
The Alere Filariaisis Test Strip (FTS) is a diagnostic test used to detect filarial antigens for lymphatic filariasis. This training video was developed by ENVISION in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with funding provided by the US Agency for International Development. Watch the video on our YouTube Channel in - ENGLISH
ENVISION is partnering with the Global Trachoma Mapping Project, the largest infectious disease mapping exercise in history, to complete trachoma mapping in 2015. Watch this short video to learn how a partnership of over 20 organisations is working to survey the global prevalence of the blinding disease trachoma, in just three years.
Hookworm. It's a parasite that endangers 1 in 3 women in developing countries. This puts moms, and their babies, at risk.
How do you get much-needed medicines to remote parts of the world? The NTD Supply Chain Forum is a collaboration between six pharmaceutical companies, various NGOs, WHO, DHL and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These parties are working together to improve the delivery of drugs and supplies to over 70 countries around the world affected by neglected tropical diseases.