The COUNTDOWN research consortium is generously funded by the UK’s Department for International Development  (DFID). Created in 1997, to meet the many challenges of tackling world poverty, DFID is committed to administering overseas aid and taking action to achieve the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

"I would like to thank the UK Department for International Development for financing COUNTDOWN. Through a multi-disciplinary partnership which brings together researchers from Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria, the UK, and USA, we hope to create new knowledge which will kick-start other countries' responses to NTDs and provide practical health systems guidance on how to speed-up and scale-up action." 

COUNTDOWN Director, Professor Russell Stothard