Haitian schoolchildren gather by the door during an NTD survey.

More than 11.9 million people in Haiti are at risk for at least one neglected tropical disease (NTD). It is one of only four countries in the Americas where lymphatic filariasis (LF) is still present.

Since 2008, USAID has supported Haiti’s Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Program (HNTDCP) to reach its NTD control and elimination goals, with a focus on LF elimination. As a result, 63% of people living in endemic areas are no longer at risk for the disease (as of 2021), and the country is on track to eliminate LF by 2030.

Our Focus

USAID’s Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | East program is implemented in Haiti by RTI International. The program continues USAID’s focus on the elimination of LF in conjunction with the MSPP, through support for mass drug administration campaigns, impact surveys, and dossier development. Act | East also contributes to the control of soil-transmitted helminth infections in Haiti by supporting integrated treatment where feasible.