Resuming NTD activities in the context of COVID-19: an investigation into the advantages of risk assessment processes to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 during NTD delivery


The neglected tropical disease (NTD) sector is adapting to the uncertain circumstances of COVID-19. The development of the Risk Assessment and Mitigation Action (RAMA) tool was driven by partners of the Ascend programme to enable countries to restart NTD activities following the World Health Organization advisories in April and July 2020.

This article explores the advantages of the RAMA process for NTD delivery.

This article is part of a special supplement in International Health focusing on the Ascend neglected tropical disease programme in West and Central Africa. You can access the other articles in the supplement on the International Health website.

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Date published
21 September 2022
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