Neglected Diseases

Stimulating awareness about the urgent need for new, better treatment and tests for diseases like leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness and Chagas disease is key to our work.

1. December 2014

Ebola To Be Added to List of Neglected Diseases Eligible for US government Research & Development Incentive

New legislation may miss key chance to reform flawed FDA Priority Review Voucher Program


© Martin Zinggl

NTDs: The Issues

Sudan 2010  © Olga Overbeek

Learn about the issues MSF & others confront in the diagnosis and treatment of neglected diseases.

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Chagas: Silent Killer
Chagas disease is far and away Latin America’s deadliest parasitic disease, affecting 10 million people worldwide...

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MSF & Neglected Diseases

DRC 2011 © Robin Meldrum

An overview of where and how MSF is treating neglected diseases around the world.

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Neglected Diseases Facts

Kala azar is estimated to affect 500,000 people and to be responsible for 50,000 deaths annually, with 90% of the burden in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan and Brazil.

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