Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ASCEND) will be a DFID centrally managed programme to provide up to £200 million over the period April 2019 to March 2022.
This will support the control and elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in approximately 20 high burden countries. The focus will be on Five NTDs: lymphaticfilariasis; onchocerciasis; schistosomiasis; visceralleishmaniasis and trachoma.
The programme split between 2 geographical Lots will be delivered in Southern Asia & East Africa (£100m) and Western & Central Africa (£100m). DFID reserves the right to extend the programme for a further 18 months up to an additional £50m for each Lot.