cbm celebrated World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day for the first time in January.
cbm joined more than 250 partners around the world in the fight to eliminate NTDs and has been successfully involved in the prevention of blindness from onchocerciasis and trachoma for more than 20 years. In 2018, with support from our partners and donors, cbm helped to treat over 48 million people in 9 countries against:
- Onchocerciasis (River Blindness)
- Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephantiasis)
- Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia)
- Soil Transmitted Helminthes (Intestinal Worms)
Our partners work with governments and front-line health workers in highly challenging conditions, delivering NTD programmes in areas affected by poverty, conflict and Ebola to ensure No-one is Left Behind.