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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.
Dr Asad Hafeez Friday said that vast inequity between drug research and development and neglected diseases reveals a need to bolster research capacity in developing countries like Pakistan through international and national collaboration.
The mortality rate within a year after diagnosis and neglected diseases remain high.
Sanofi is developing fexinidazole in collaboration with the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi).
His Highness added that neglected diseases continue to hinder the lives of millions across the Middle East and Africa.
Similarly, French company Sanofi, says that it oper- ates a "no profit no loss" model in its work developing treatment for sleeping sickness with the Geneva-based Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative.
Similarly, French company Sanofi, says that it operates a "no profit no loss" model in its work developing treatment for sleeping sickness with the Geneva-based Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative.
Eileen Evans, regional manager for Lepra said: "King Henry VIII School has done a fantastic job in raising a significant amount of money that will go towards changing the lives of those affected by neglected diseases.
These are not so much neglected diseases, but diseases affecting neglected people, the poorest of the poor living in areas with weak health systems.
The session on infectious diseases this session was mainly focused on the contribution of Drug for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Switzerland in the field of neglected tropical diseases.
NASDAQ: KBIO) has signed an agreement to acquire a benznidazole programme for the treatment of Chagas Disease from specialty pharmaceutical company Savant Neglected Diseases, LLC, the company said.
TOKYO, Sept 10, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and the Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai Co.