Dynamic and Adaptive Technical Assistance for NTD Sustainability

As part of a series of accompanying briefs on country ownership and multisector engagement developed by USAID’s Act to End Neglect Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | West program, this technical brief discusses how dynamic and adaptive technical assistance provided to national NTD Programs (NTDPs) supports strategic capacity-building throughout all levels of the health system and domestic resource mobilization. Technical assistance needs to expand beyond strengthening disease-specific programs to facilitating NTDP efforts that engage and leverage national systems in ways that do not undermine government leadership, but rather, strengthen NTDPs’ leadership capacity. The Brief aims to share insights gained from Act to End NTDs | West’s NTD sustainability activities, which are currently underway in nine West African countries, with support from NTD implementing partners, donors, and global stakeholders.