Small Grants, Big Impact: Audio Interview with John Amuasi, ARNTD Executive Director

In this interview, Dr. John Amuasi, MBChB, MPH, MS, PhD discusses the impetus and hopes for the African Researchers’ Small Grants Program – an effort supported by the African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD).

As ARNTD’s Executive Director, Dr. Amuasi led the charge for the creation of the new funding program, which supported the work of six early and mid-career researchers based in Africa to tackle barriers to the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs, in their home countries. The selected researchers are based in Cameroon, Nigeria, Tanzania and Togo, and their work focuses on all five of the NTDs addressed by preventive chemotherapy, or PC-NTDs.

This interview took place on November 4, at the fifth annual COR-NTD Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

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