UN SDG #3 Good Health and Well-being UN SDG #3

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Elimination of lymphatic filariasis and elimination and control of...

$3,450,000

deadline:

02/19/21
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funding

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Elimination of lymphatic filariasis and elimination and control of...

$3,450,000

deadline:

02/19/21
Geographic Area

Description

Globally, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect more than one billion people, primarily in the worlds poorest nations. CDC, together with other U.S. government and global partners, is supporting elimination/control of six NTDs (lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, trachoma, soil-transmitted helminths, schistosomiasis, Guinea worm) through community mass drug administration (MDA), water filters, or other tool-ready public health interventions such as vector control or improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Among these, lymphatic filariasis (LF), a mosquito-borne disease that can lead to permanent disability from elephantiasis or hydrocele, was targeted for elimination by 2020. Although the global target was not met, 16 countries have eliminated LF as a public health problem, and many others are close to achieving elimination. Achieving global targets is challenging in many settings, such as highly urban areas. Control of LF usually depends on provision of antiparasitic d...

Eligibility

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Small businesses
  • Others

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