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ACTIVE SINCE: 2023-2024

Reaching the last mile: Neglected tropical diseases in Guinea Bissau

Support Sightsavers efforts to deliver more than one million treatments for four neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the six endemic areas in Guinea Bissau
SGDS CONTRIBUTING TO:
MEMBER COMPANIES:
Astellas Global Health Foundation
Global NGOs 1
Objectives

To reduce the morbidity, mortality and disability which occur as a result of
neglected tropical diseases in Guinea Bissau.

The Astellas Global Health Foundation (AGHF) is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation that awards grants to support charitable purposes with a focus on improving access to health in underserved global communities, building resilient communities and providing disaster support in order to make a sustainable impact on the health of people around the world, working toward “One World, A Healthier Tomorrow.” To learn more about the AGHF  please visit www.astellasglobalhealthfoundation.org.

The Astellas Global Health Foundation awarded Sightsavers International with a one-year grant to support the organization’s efforts to deliver more than one million treatments for four neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the six endemic areas in Guinea Bissau. This program focuses on four diseases in Guinea Bissau – river blindness, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths – working to help eliminate NTDs through the delivery of preventive chemotherapy treatments and training community volunteers to distribute NTD treatments.

Geographic Reach
Disease Area
  • Infectious and Parasitic Disease
See Disease Areas
SGDs the partnership contributes to
SDG 3: Good health and well-being
  1. 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
  2. 3.C: Health workforce
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals 
Partner organizations
Global NGOs
Sightsavers
International

Sightsavers International to deliver more than one million treatments for four neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)