Project

End Neglected Tropical Diseases in Asia (END in Asia) in the Philippines

FHI 360’s End Neglected Tropical Diseases in Asia (END in Asia) project assists national neglected tropical disease programs in selected countries to fill crucial gaps and strengthen efforts to control and eliminate several highly prevalent diseases.

Neglected tropical diseases affect the health of more than 1 billion people worldwide and put more than 2 billion people at risk, especially those living in poverty in remote rural areas or urban slums. Children are disproportionately affected and can live with the consequences their whole lives. Effects can include severe physical pain, irreversible disability, gross disfigurement, mental impairment and, in some cases, death. The END project currently assists ministries of health in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Vietnam, with possible expansion in the near future.

In the Philippines, END in Asia complements the efforts of the country’s Department of Health to eliminate soil-transmitted helminthiasis, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis. Specifically, the project provides technical assistance and strategic communication activities that promote wider coverage during mass drug administrations. The project supports the creation of advocacy materials and conducts focused advocacy activities, training for service providers, program management, and monitoring and evaluation services, including mapping of schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis endemicity throughout the country. END in Asia also assists with procurement of needed medical supplies.

Resources

  • Strategies That Work: NTD Control and Elimination in the Philippines
    June 2015 — This publication highlights best practices to raise greater awareness about selected neglected tropical diseases in the Philippines, such as lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis.
  • Supporting The Power Of Partnerships In The Philippines
    2013 – This brief details how the End Neglected Tropical Diseases in Asia (END in Asia) project is helping the Department of Health in the Philippines foster new public–private partnerships that will strengthen and expand health services...
  • Things to Know about Helminthiasis or Parasitism
    With support from FHI 360, a new flip chart (Mga Dapat Malaman Tungkol sa Sakit na Helminthiasis o Parasitismo) was developed to increase the awareness of communities and mobilize their participation in mass drug administrations, including...
  • Things to Know About the Disease Filariasis
    In consultation with community residents and health workers, FHI 360 reviewed a resource on filariasis — developed by a partner of the Department of Health — with communities where the disease is endemic. The results of the review and...
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    In consultation with community residents and health workers, FHI 360 reviewed a resource on schistosomiasis — developed by a partner of the Philippines' Department of Health — with communities where the disease is endemic. The...
  • No Schistosomiasis for Me
    2012 — Originally a World Health Organization publication included in the Urbani School Health Kit, this teacher’s resource book was reviewed, updated and reprinted with FHI 360 support. Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is...
  • A Lively and Healthy Me
    2012 — Originally a World Health Organization publication included in the Urbani School Health Kit, this teacher’s resource book was reviewed, updated and reprinted with FHI 360 support. This manual assists the teacher in explaining...
  • A Filariasis-Free Me
    2012 — FHI 360 reviewed, updated and reprinted this teacher’s manual, a resource book that gives information on how to avoid filariasis, a disease caused by nematode parasites. Originally a World Health Organization publication...
Countries:
  • Philippines
Funder: USAID
Duration: 2010 - 2015