Official COUNTDOWN Launch

COUNTDOWN partners gathered together today for the official launch of the programme. After a week of productive and enjoyable inception planning workshops, it was a valuable culmination of reflections of the current partner country situations, bottlenecks to Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) control and planning for multidisciplinary priority areas. COUNTDOWN is a unique programme for Liverpool… Read more

DFID Support to the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases: The Context

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) have tended to receive little attention because of the once-widespread assumption that people at risk of NTDs experience relatively little morbidity, and that these diseases have low rates of mortality. These views have been comprehensively refuted (WHO 2010a). NTDs have a substantial health and economic burden on poor populations. They cause… Read more