This paper provides a discussion of the status of some of the more debated medical conditions in terms of whether or not they constitute an NTD.
January 30, 2020 is the first-ever World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day (World NTD Day), a day when we celebrate the achievements made towards control of the world’s NTDs, yet recognize the daunting challenges we face in the control and elimination of these conditions.
Tanzania, a vast territory in Africa covering around 365 thousand square miles, is home to more than 52 million people.
The majority of the population is rural, making access to health programmes and services difficult, and only 15 percent of people have access to a toilet.
The country is dealing with 9 of the 18 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) including trachoma - and they continue to be a heavy burden on millions.
Richard Allan, Founder and Director at the Mentor Initiative, blogs on the importance of targeting regions with the greatest burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in the path to their elimination.
Peter Hotez reflects on Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Control in a blog on the Public Library of Science (PLOS) website.
CBM article on the launch of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Trachoma Initiative in Uganda.