Kala Azar: fighting a neglected disease in remote India

Neglected diseases

Neglected diseases disproportionally affect people in the world’s least-developed countries and there are few tools available with which to diagnose and treat.

They cover neglected tropical diseases, such as kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis) and sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis), plus issues such as snakebite envenoming, but also Chagas, noma, cutaneous leishmaniasis, and others.

These diseases are considered ‘neglected’, as – although they are usually life-threatening and claim thousands of lives every year – the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries ignore the development of vaccines, diagnostic tools and drugs to tackle them.

Neglected diseases

 
SOUTH SUDAN KALA AZAR
Neglected diseases

No more neglected diseases, no more neglected patients

Press Release 27 Jan 2021
 
Human African Trypanosomiasis in DRC
Neglected diseases

Overcoming neglect: Finding ways to manage and control NTDs

Report 26 Jan 2021
 
Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Pakistan: Patient testimonies
Pakistan

The only option for cutaneous leishmaniasis treatment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Project Update 9 Jul 2019
 
Lassa fever project
Neglected diseases

Lassa fever: A challenging disease to diagnose and treat

Project Update 18 Jan 2019
 
Mrs Iqbal Story - Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Treatment, Peshawar
Pakistan

Bringing hope to sufferers of a neglected disease

Project Update 5 Dec 2018
 
Bilya, noma survivor
Noma

The neglected disease that destroys faces and lives

Project Update 15 Nov 2018
Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
Medical Resource

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