One-sixth of the world’s population suffers from NTDs


“Once widely prevalent, many of these diseases gradually disappeared from
large parts of the world as societies developed and living conditions and hygiene
improved. Today, though neglected tropical diseases impair the lives of an
estimated 1 billion people, they are largely hidden, concentrated in remote rural
areas or urban slums and shantytowns. They are also largely silent, as the people
affected or at risk have little political voice.”
– Dr Margaret Chan, Director General WHO

Working to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases –¬†First WHO report on neglected tropical diseases
2010
http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2010/9789241564090_eng.pdf

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