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Adapting an integrated neglected tropical disease programme in response to COVID-19.

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic hit at a time when the Ascend West and Central Africa programme was nearing the end of its first year of a 3-y programme. This article reflects on key lessons learnt from the rapid adaptation of an integrated neglected tropical disease (NTD) programme to support COVID-19 responses in 11 countries. It shares the experiences of adopting a flexible and directive approach, leveraging the NTD network and relationships, and working in collaboration with multiple ministry departments, commercial sector partners and the UK Foreign Commonwealth Development Office to repurpose over £6 million of budget.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Clark A
Hill B
Bannerman R
Wohlgemuth L
Burrill J
Agyemang D
Genovezos C
Year of Publication
2021
Journal
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Date Published
02/2021
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1878-3503
DOI
10.1093/trstmh/traa180
Alternate Journal
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg
PMID
33570149
Publication Language
eng