Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

This post was written by admin on March 1, 2010
Posted Under: News

Most people see the Tropical Diseases as big Three ,means: HIV/AIDS , Tuberculosis and Malaria .

So most of the helping funding is allocated accordingly.
But ,a group of conditions known collectively as NTDs has an even more widespread impact.They cant often kill,but they debilitate by causing severe Anaemia  , Malnutrition , Delays in intellectual and cognitive development and Blindness.

The Seven most common NTDs have the most devastating impact.

Ascaris lumbricoides afflicts 800 Million people

Trichuris afflicts 600 Million people

Hookworms                       are found in 600 Million people

For more information:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=a-plan-to-defeat-neglected-tropical-diseases