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neglected disease

A popular term for any of the major tropical infections other than “the big three”—HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis—which are endemic in developing regions of Central and South America, Asia and Africa, and, despite the large number of people infected, have much lower levels of international funding for prevention and treatment than the big three.

Neglected diseases, in decreasing frequency
Roundworm (ascariasis), whipworm (trichuriasis), hookworm (necatoriasis, ancylostomiasis), schistosomiasis, filariasis, trachoma, kala-azar/leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, leprosy, African trypanosomiasis, Guinea worm/dracunculiasis, Buruli ulcer.

neglected disease

Any disease affecting a large number of people, esp. in developing nations, who receive little attention from governments, medical researchers, and pharmaceutical companies. The term is used to raise social awareness of the illness among public health practitioners and citizens of Western nations. Examples of neglected diseases include Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, malaria, malnutrition, sleeping sickness, and tuberculosis.
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The results were published in a study earlier this month in the peer-reviewed PLOS Neglected Tropical Disease journal.
Conversely, some global health experts estimate that for every dollar spent on neglected tropical disease control, we (http://www.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 200,000 people die annually as a result of contracting schistosomiasis, with a further 200 million suffering serious health consequences, and Ethiopia is one of the three highest Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa, alongside Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
With its 90 million inhabitants, Ethiopia, which has the second largest population in Africa after Nigeria, is one of the three highest Neglected Tropical Disease burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Wolfson Building, opposite the main LSTM building, on Pembroke Place, will house the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health (CMNH), the Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease (CNTD) and Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC).
Commenting on the milestone, Sightsavers' director of Advocacy and Neglected Tropical Disease, said: "The 250 millionth treatment is an exciting milestone for Sightsavers, as we and our partners work towards the elimination of river blindness in Africa.
We hope that this commitment by Gilead will encourage other partners to join the fight in overcoming this neglected tropical disease.
An estimated 17 million people are infected with the liver fluke worm and the disease has been designated a Neglected Tropical Disease by the World Health Organisation.
Snakebite is a major neglected tropical disease," the study stated.
Key achievements included one billion people treated for at least one neglected tropical disease in 2015 alone, 556 million people receiving preventive treatment for lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis), and more than 114 million people received treatment for onchocerciasis.
KARAK -- The most dangerous and neglected tropical disease causes by from a bite of an infected sand fly affected as many as 987 people from January 2016 till August, as per the record of District Health Department.
Upon approval of benznidazole, the US FDA granted Chemo Research a neglected tropical disease priority review voucher (PRV), added the companies.