Neglected tropical diseases

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Background

  • Group of diseases that disproportionately affects the poorest populations in the world
    • Worldwide they affect about 1 in 6 people
    • Cause significant disability and developmental delays → as such, they often perpetuate the cycle of poverty
  • Estimated to be the cause of about half a million deaths per year
  • Also cause the loss of more than 57million DALY's yearly

List of Diseases

List varies by source - this list aims to be comprehensive of all lists referenced
Bolded entries are the diseases on the WHO list

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