June 2021: Cuts to the U.K.’s aid budget will jeopardize MDA campaigns in 19 countries

WHO warned this month that cuts to the U.K.’s aid budget will jeopardize mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns in 19 countries (see this interactive dashboard showing the target number of MDA treatments by disease per country). The withdrawal of funds to Britain’s flagship NTDs program, ASCEND, will likely lead to the expiry and incineration of about 280 million tablets. WHO

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