Neglected infectious diseases include some of the world’s most common and debilitating conditions. Flatworm and other parasite infections affect millions, typically the poorest populations, and disrupt the growth and development of countless children in sub-Saharan Africa. For many, new treatments are becoming available, but a key challenge is getting them to populations in need.
Neglected infectious diseases
Neglected infectious diseases in numbers
Extending river blindness treatment to under-fives
Improving treatment of acute sleeping sickness
Eliminating sleeping sickness in Côte d’Ivoire
Detecting schistosomiasis infections in pregnant women and infants
Bringing schistosomiasis treatment to children under six