Endorsers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Global Health, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria

Sector in which the organization works:

NGO

Short description of the organization and its work to control and eliminate NTDs

Mission: To improve the health and lives of individuals by preventing, controlling, and where possible, eliminating parasitic diseases in the United States and throughout the world. For more than two decades CDC has been successfully working to reduce illness, disability, and death caused by Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

CDC is a partner in the United States Government NTD Initiative, which is part of the Global Health Initiative. Together with our partners we help to:

  • Develop global policies and guidelines for control programs used by country governments and other partners around the world.
  • Conduct research to improve diagnostic tests and methods necessary to monitor programs, such as the Transmission Assessment Survey for lymphatic filariasis.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress toward global elimination/control goals.
  • Provide technical assistance to country governments and other partners to build their capacity to implement programs and improve their effectiveness.
  • Study additional NTDs to identify tools and approaches to control and eliminate them.

Much of CDC's current work focuses on eight NTDs, seven that can be controlled or even eliminated by providing safe and effective medicines to individuals in affected communities through mass drug administration — lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, infections from soil-transmitted helminths (hookworm, Ascaris, whipworm), and trachoma — as well as eradicating Guinea worm disease. Learn more about NTDs and CDC’s efforts to prevent, control, and eliminate them by visiting http://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/ntd/.

Program Name

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Global Health, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria