REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) TO SUPPORT DISTRICT BASED NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES’ ACTIVITIES
RTI International is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to conducting innovative multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. Our vision is to address the world’s most critical problems with science-based solutions in pursuit of a better future. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services.
RTI International is currently implementing USAID’s Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | East program. Under this cooperative agreement, Act to End NTDs | East supports the Ugandan Ministry of Health’s national NTD program in reaching World Health Organization goals for NTD control and elimination through proven, cost-effective public health interventions. The Act to End NTDs | East Program also provides critical support to Uganda on its journey to selfreliance, helping it to create sustainable programming for NTD control within robust and resilient health systems.
In Uganda, program activities are implemented by RTI and The Carter Center who closely work with the Ministry of Health with a rationale to control and eliminate key neglected tropical diseases namely; Lymphatic filariasis, Onchocerciasis, Schistosomiasis, Soil transmitted helminthiasis and Trachoma. The key objectives of the program are to: 1) Increase Mass Drug Administration (MDA); 2) Strengthen Country environment for Elimination of NTDs; 3) Sustainable MDA coverage. At this time, Act | East support includes activities in Adjumani, Amuru, Arua, Gulu, Kitgum, Moyo, Nwoya, Oyam, Pader, Kasese, Moroto, Nebbi, Madi-Okollo, Obongi, Bullisa and Omoro Districts.