Neglected tropical diseases are a diverse group of 20 diseases that affect more than a billion people in tropical and subtropical conditions. NTDs are diseases of poverty and have historically received less global attention than high-profile 'killer diseases' such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria. Nevertheless, they affect just as many lives, causing suffering, disability, disfigurement and sometimes death.
To strengthen service delivery for NTDs at the different levels of the primary healthcare system in Ethiopia, Malaria Consortium conducted an operational research study in collaboration with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health and the Regional Health Bureau in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR). The study aimed to systematically develop an intervention and to test its feasibility and acceptability.
This brief describes the intervention and summarises research findings.
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