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Call to tender: FIDUCIARY AGENT TO ACT AS FISCAL HOST FOR THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF PROGRAMME GRANTS TO SUPPORT THE MADAGASCAR MINISTRY OF HEALTH

We are inviting all qualified and competent organisations in Madagascar to submit proposals to act as a fiduciary agent that handles all incoming and outgoing programme funds on behalf of the Madagascar Ministry of Health, in line with the Unlimit Health financial guidelines and processes.

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Malawi becomes the first country to incorporate genital schistosomiasis into national guidelines

In late January, the UK Parliament's International Development Committee released their report on UK aid impact on sexual and reproductive health. One of the report’s key recommendations was for the integration of and care for people affected by female genital schistosomiasis – a little known but painful and debilitating disease affecting millions of women - into broader sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programming.

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Winner of Unlimit Health’s poster competition reflects on her experience at the Houses of Parliament

To mark World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Day on 30th January 2024, Unlimit Health held the Shine a Light poster competition for a second year. The competition aims to raise awareness of NTDs among children and young people. The winners were invited to an event at the Houses of Parliament where they had the opportunity to listen to speeches by people affected, and meet organisations working to eliminate these diseases.

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Q&A with Sylviane Miharisoa, Research Technician in Madagascar

To mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science we had a conversation with Sylviane Miharisoa, an entomologist with a passion for mosquitoes and vector-borne disease research Madagascar. Sylviane reminds us of the hurdles that women pursuing a career in science face, but also of systemic inequalities that still exist.

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Schistosomiasis through the eyes of a father and son

Said, a young boy from Zanzibar, would like to be a great footballer one day - but schistosomiasis nearly took that dream away from him. Children across the world are better able to follow their aspirations when their health is not limited.

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Communities in Uganda in the driving seat of efforts to eliminate schistosomiasis

Last year, we supported a pilot project in Buwaiswa and nearby communities to identify community-specific causes of schistosomiasis transmission. The results will be used to implement community-driven solutions, as well as water and sanitation services to reduce the risk of disease.

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The link between deworming and universal health coverage

Mass deworming campaigns are one way to guarantee the right of all people to live a healthy life. This is entrenched in the principle of universal health coverage (UHC). In this interactive story, we highlight how donations to our deworming work not only contribute towards the WHO goal of eliminating parasitic diseases by 2030, but are also critical for realising UHC.

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Refining deworming treatment campaigns: an interactive exploration

One of the biggest challenges in tackling parasitic worm infections is that they affect the most marginalised and hard to reach people. How do we, therefore, make sure that treatment reaches the those most in need?

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Epidemiological surveys: an interactive exploration of how we target treatment to those who need it most

To make sure treatment reaches the people most in need, we support ministries of health (MoH) with a range of monitoring and evaluation tools, including epidemiological surveys for parasitic worm infections such as schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths.

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