The World Health Organization (WHO) has validated Gambia for having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem, making it the second country in WHO’s African Region to achieve this milestone.…
What we do
Youth Combating NTDs is a global community of young people who are fighting to end Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). This youth-focused and led initiative, is designed to mainstream the participation of young people within the NTD community across all its activities. Youth Combating NTDs is an initiative of Uniting to Combat NTDs and Future Africa Forum.
We engage various stakeholders through our activities and this engagement ranges from interacting in boardrooms with global industry leaders, or in the village with community members, and health workers.
We empower young leaders that are passionate about learning about NTDs with a view of being actively involved in the work of the NTD community in various capacities that range from advocacy to policy making.
We support greenfield as well as already existing healthcare initiatives that seek to carry out NTD related or aligned activities within their communities – including Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).