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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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Neglected disease and hopeless poverty were as certain to be his portion as death itself, if he persevered in the same course; yet he did persevere, and the result may be guessed.
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Last month, over 400 scientists, representatives and ministers of health, health workers, public health experts, and activists from 21 African countries and to others from around the world gathered in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to take stock of health innovation for neglected diseases in Africa over the past decade.
The community initiatives outlined have contributed enormously to the health and wellbeing of a group of people with neglected diseases.
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Mental health disorders are maybe the most neglected of neglected diseases," said Peter Singer, head of government-funded Grand Challenges Canada.
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