NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES

We believe that the provision of safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene is critical for the prevention and management of NTDs. Populations living in poverty, without adequate sanitation and water, and are in close contact with infectious vectors are those worse affected. At all levels, we work to ensure collaboration between the WASH and Health sectors, and that WASH investments are tailored towards supporting the prevention of NTDs in endemic areas. 

In our intervention communities, we engage community members, household heads, chiefs and other community leaders on how they can prevent infections or identify and report outbreaks when they occur. In collaboration with Ghana Health Service, we support treatment programmes for existing cases.

GROWTHAID PARTNERS WITH MEDIAPLANET TO LAUNCH NTDs CAMPAIGN

We supported the NTDs campaign that launched on the 28th September within the Guardian newspaper and online at www.globalcause.co.uk/campaign/neglected-tropical-diseases/

Neglected Tropical Diseases looked at what is needed to make sure we achieve the WHO’s 2030 road map, the role of innovation and what novel tools are available as well as the major economic impact of investing in NTDs and read more

GROWTHAID SUPPORT SEKYERE EAST DISTRICT IN THE COMMEMORATION OF THE WORLD NTDs DAY CELEBRATION

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) include several parasitic, viral, and bacterial diseases that cause substantial illness for more than one billion people globally. Affecting the world’s poorest people, NTDs impair physical and cognitive development, contribute to mother and child illness and death, make it difficult to farm or earn a living, and limit productivity in the workplace. As a result, NTDs trap the poor in a cycle of poverty and read more

GROWTHAID JOINS THE COMMEMORATION OF THE WORLD NTD DAY 2021

GrowthAid, on Friday 29th January 2021 joined the Ghana Health Service, The Ministry of Health, and other partners in the Commemoration of the World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Day 2021 at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.

The occasion organised by the Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health saw other key partners in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene read more

INTRA-COUNTRY COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR NTDs LAUNCHED

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, the Intra-Country Coordination Committee (ICCC) for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) was re-launched. The re-launch of the ICCC for NTDs was held at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel in Accra.

The purpose for the re-launched was to revamp and Read more

GROWTHAID NOMINATED TO SERVE ON THE REVAMPED ICCC FOR NTDS IN GHANA

GrowthAid attended a three-day workshop of the revamped Intra-Country Coordination Committee (ICCC) for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Ghana. The workshop commenced on Monday, 12th October 2020 and ended on Wednesday, 14th October 2020 at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel, North Ridge, Accra. The workshop was to review and validate workplans and budgets for the ICCC for NTDs in Ghana.  Read more

WORLD FIRST NTDs Day KICK-STARTS IN GHANA – PICTURES

On Saturday January 25th, 2020, GrowthAid joined the Ghana Health Service and sector stakeholders to kick-off activities leading to the celebration of the world’s first NTD Day which comes off on January 30th. The “Health Walk” was done through key streets of Accra and attracted several participants from various government and Read more

Photo Credit: GrowthAid

At the national level, we partner with like-minded organizations in the WASH and Health sector to advocate for increased attention and prioritization for the eradication of NTDs for all, in line with national and WHO timelines.

Photo Credit: GrowthAid