Infecting more than 1 billion people globally, the 7 major Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) cause blindness, disfigurement, anemia and cognitive impairment, and yet can be controlled or even eliminated by taking pills once or twice a year.
Treating River Blindness and Other Neglected Tropical Diseases . June 30, 2014. In the villages of Senegal and Mali, and across a large area of rural Africa, 100 million people are no longer at risk of contracting River Blindness. River blindness causes severe itching and discomfort and eventual blindness among infected people.
Infectious Diseases. While the incidence of infectious diseases has declined globally, they continue to have major health and economic costs. Caused by pathogenic micro-organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi, infectious diseases, also known as communicable diseases, can be spread directly or indirectly from one person to another.
This unparalleled donation has triggered a transformation in pharmaceutical donations for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs): In 2012, a London Declaration on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) brought commitments of close to $20 billion in drugs from the pharmaceutical industry, for a wide range of NTDs.
The global burden of disease : generating evidence, guiding policy - sub-Saharan Africa regional edition (Английский) Аннотация. This report is based on seven papers for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 published in The Lancet (December 13, 2010; 380).
Pushing Back Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa. WASHINGTON DC, 17 de novembro de 2012— Recorrendo aos sistemas comunitários de saúde para fornecer tratamentos doados pelo setor privado, mais de 80 milhões de pessoas ao ano estão agora protegidas contra a cegueira dos rios em África. O combate a esta doença, que causa tanto sofrimento e possível perda de visão, foi um dos ...
Major infectious diseases (الانكليزية) الخلاصة. Infectious diseases were responsible for the largest global burden of premature death and disability until the end of the twentieth century, when that distinction passed to noncommunicable diseases.
The challenge of non-communicable diseases and road traffic injuries in Sub-Saharan Africa : an overview (الانكليزية) الخلاصة This report draws on a comprehensive review of the literature and on input from policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to address four questions: (1) how is the growing burden of non-communicable ...
Countless others suffer from neglected tropical diseases, such as sleeping sickness, lymphatic filariasis, and blinding trachoma, for which there are still too few safe or effective medicines. Drug companies have traditionally been reluctant to develop drugs for neglected diseases because the patients are too poor to pay for them, so there is ...
Measuring the burden of disease and the cost-effectiveness of health interventions : a case study in Guinea (Английский) Аннотация. This study draws upon the methodology of the 1993 World Development Report: Investing in Health to provide analyses of the burden of disease and cost-effectiveness of health interventions.