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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

Cheap drugs for all?

After my somewhat depressing previous post, I decided to comment on something a little more optimistic this time around, namely the success in getting treatments for some of world’s most underfunded diseases afflicting the world’s poorest people. 1,422 more words