David Molyneux: raising the profile of neglected tropical diseases

  title={David Molyneux: raising the profile of neglected tropical diseases},
  author={Tony Kirby},
  journal={The Lancet},
With more than a third of the world’s population exposed to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and around 1 billion people infected at any time, it’s hard to understand how the word “neglected” can possibly be part of the terminology. Onchocerciasis, lymphatic fi lariasis, schistosomiasis, soiltransmitted helminthiasis, and trachoma are the fi ve most common NTDs, and there are many more. Aff ected individuals often have multiple NTDs, which leads to a vicious cycle of poverty and illness and… CONTINUE READING
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