Neglected Tropical Diseases

The Task Force has been involved in the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) for nearly 25 years, beginning with the Mectizan Donation Program and our partnership with Merck in 1987. Our work in the NTD sector focuses on the treatment, prevention, and elimination of widespread and disabling tropical infectious diseases in poor communities throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas. These programs perform a broad range of activities which includes coordinating the distribution of donated medicines, operational research, as well as training and other technical support to recipient communities and volunteers.