Sustainability

A healthworker stands in the middle of a clinic.

NTD programs lay the foundation for and benefit from strong, resilient health systems by reaching people with quality health services, particularly in poor, remote, or otherwise hard-to-reach communities. USAID’s Act to End NTDs | East program supports countries to create sustainable NTD programming within robust and resilient health systems.

From technical assistance on policy, planning and governance, and human resources, to support for domestic resource mobilization, we work with governments to integrate NTD priorities into routine planning, financing, service delivery, and monitoring. Our focus on cost-effective interventions, along with the use of direct grants (fixed amount awards) to promote efficiencies and foster country ownership, helps ensure national governments can sustain NTD progress into the future.