In Dakar, Senegal, not-for-profit organization Speak Up Africa joins the Youssou Ndour Foundation, Social Change Factory and the Civil Society says No to NTD Network, to host a video screening and panel discussion to raise awareness on NTDs and engage Senegalese youth in the fight to eliminate these diseases.
Mass sensitization of general public and 500 organisations that include NGOs, CSOs FBOs and CBOs in zamfara state nigeria on the prevalence of NTDs and the need to garner community direct support and funding on NTDs activities.
MITOSATH in partnership with governments at Federal, State and local will engage the public through Press briefings (Ministerial and Commissioners of Health), Road show/Rally, Radio talk programs, Airing of jingles, Awareness campaign in schools.
Helen Keller International will join the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children – Neglected Tropical Disease Control Program and our partner Ifakara Health Institute to co-facilitate a community advocacy and education event in Bagamoyo, Tanzania.
Radio Program: to be held live from 8.00 to 9.00 am at the famous “Barka da Hantsi” program to aired at Freedom Radio, Dutse.
We offer two main activities for the celebration of this day: a. Media communication day on MTN 01/29/2020 which will consist of awareness raising programs on preventive measures against NTDs through a synergy of our 30 media already partners (2 hour interactive program with an expert on MTN to broadcast simultaneously on partner radios and televisions);
On World NTD Day, our advocacy work will focus on a caravan to combat trachoma and lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem in Burkina. This caravan will travel through the city of Ouagadougou with posters containing images of trachomatous trichiasis that leads to blindness, posters containing images of scrotal elephantiasis, and athlete’s feet of lymphatic filariasis.