Byenvini (Welcome) to Martin Luther College in Northern Haiti! During today’s class break, students are taking part in a survey to measure progress against lymphatic filariasis (LF), a neglected tropical disease that can cause lifelong disability and disfigurement.
This photo story follows one young girl and her classmates as they take the simple blood test. So far, nearly 7 million people are no longer at risk for LF in Haiti thanks to mass treatment campaigns supported by USAID's ENVISION project.
The story is the second in a new series from RTI International, “ENVISION In Focus”, which uses photography and simple storytelling to showcase the complex and effective efforts being undertaken to control and eliminate NTDs around the world.