Living with trachoma
Haimamote Debebe lives in a remote area of Mekelle in Ethiopia. Her daily routine used to involve looking after the area where she and her husband live; washing clothes and helping to tend to livestock.
Preventing trachoma in Ethiopian classrooms
Last year Abadit was sent on a training course to help her teach trachoma prevention methods to her students. 69.8 million people are at risk of trachoma in Ethiopia, a bacterial disease which causes intense pain and permanent blindness.
The only person in the village with a phone
Precious trained as a volunteer health worker in 2005. She keeps an eye out for people who, for example, may have tuberculosis and advises them to see a nurse or doctor when one is available. She also watches for people who may have AIDS and tries to reduce the stigma around it.
Expanding the reach of services in Niger
Battling temperatures up to 45 °C, violent sandstorms, sudden drastic changes in weather, security risks and long distances on foot, community drug distributors are making a sacrifice for their communities and their country and are to be celebrated.
Trachoma surgery in Kajiado, Kenya
One of the biggest challenges of treating neglected tropical diseases is the remote and inaccessible regions that many of the world's poorest live in. Amongst the Maasai of north Kenya trachoma is rife due to the unique relationship this nomadic people have with their animals.
Leadership in Africa
We can talk about mass drug administration and billions of dollars worth of drugs donated but amongst all these huge figures it’s easy to forget about the human face of the fight against NTDs.