#Neglected Tropical Diseases

  • Article: This Neglected Tropical Disease Just Hit a Historic Low Worldwide
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    This Neglected Tropical Disease Just Hit a Historic Low Worldwide

    By Jackie Marchildon|Jan. 18, 2019

    In 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million cases every year across 21 countries. Read more

  • Article: This Foundation Is Putting an End to a Disease That Causes Infectious Blindness
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    This Foundation Is Putting an End to a Disease That Causes Infectious Blindness

    By Alison Hill|Jan. 10, 2019

    It most commonly affects mothers. Read more

  • Article: No Matter Their Age, Women and Girls Feel the Weight of Neglected Tropical Diseases
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    No Matter Their Age, Women and Girls Feel the Weight of Neglected Tropical Diseases

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Diana Duong|Jan. 9, 2019

    Women and girls of all ages feel the burden of these diseases throughout their entire life. Read more

  • Article: The 'Kissing Bug' Carries This Disease — But Its Effects Are Far From Romantic
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    The 'Kissing Bug' Carries This Disease — But Its Effects Are Far From Romantic

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Diana Duong|Jan. 7, 2019

    When they bite their victims, they also defecate at the site of the bite. Read more

  • Article: The 10 Biggest Global Health Wins of 2018
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    The 10 Biggest Global Health Wins of 2018

    By Jackie Marchildon|Dec. 19, 2018

    This year puts us one step closer to achieving good health and well-being for all. Read more

  • Article: Leprosy Isn't Actually a Flesh-Eating Disease, But It Is a Neglected One
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    Leprosy Isn't Actually a Flesh-Eating Disease, But It Is a Neglected One

    By Diana Duong|Dec. 17, 2018

    Thanks to modern therapy, the disease is now curable. Read more

  • Article: You Probably Know What Elephantiasis Is — But Did You Know There's No Real Cure?
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    You Probably Know What Elephantiasis Is — But Did You Know There's No Real Cure?

    By Diana Duong|Dec. 17, 2018

    The disease impacts a person’s mobility and a country’s productivity — and there's no complete cure. Read more

  • Article: This Neglected Tropical Disease Can Lead Its Victims to Paranoia — And Even Death
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    This Neglected Tropical Disease Can Lead Its Victims to Paranoia — And Even Death

    By Diana Duong|Dec. 17, 2018

    If left untreated, this disease can alter personalities and lead to endless hours of sleep. Read more