The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | East program supports countries to reach their NTD control and elimination goals. Building on experience, platforms, and progress gained through more than a decade of USAID investment in NTDs, Act | East uses proven and cost-effective public health interventions to support the:
- Elimination of lymphatic filariasis and trachoma, and of onchocerciasis where feasible;
- Strengthening of national health systems to manage NTD programming; and,
- Building of country-owned and sustainable platforms for disease control and surveillance.
Our efforts focus on 13 countries in Africa, the Americas, and Asia, providing critical support for country-led journeys to self-reliance and the creation of sustainable NTD programs within robust and resilient health systems.
RTI International leads Act | East with a consortium of partners including The Carter Center, Fred Hollows Foundation, IMA World Health, Light for the World, Results for Development, Save the Children, Sightsavers, and WI-HER.