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Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions in 149 countries and affect more than one billion people, costing developing economies billions of dollars every year. 460 more words

Current Affair

Going viral to end the neglect: A step in the right direction, but where to next?

Neglected (adj) /nɪˈɡlɛktɪd/: suffering a lack of proper care; not receiving proper attention; disregarded.

So, how is it a group of 17 disabling, communicable diseases that are endemic amongst those living in poverty constitute this category of… 924 more words

Global Disease Burden

Ignorance isN'T(D) bliss.

For those of us fortunate enough to be living in the developed world, the tropics and subtropics may be envisaged as regions of vast expanses of lush, green rainforests, or islands surrounded by crystal clear oceans and overwater bungalows. 436 more words

Global Disease Burden

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for sustainable Neglected Tropical Disease control

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for sustainable Neglected Tropical Disease control. by Anouk Gouvras, BugBitten Blog, November 18, 2016.

The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) hosted a meeting exploring aspects of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) on NTD control; ISNTD Water. 187 more words

Sanitation And Health

Goal 3: Health and Well Being

Several health issues such as mortality rate, epidemics of diseases, drug abuse, sexual and reproductive health have been existed throughout the decade. Goal 3 of UN Sustainable Development Goals states “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” (UN, 2016). 510 more words