Neglected Tropical Diseases

From the WHO: “Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions in 149 countries and affect more than one billion people, costing developing economies billions of dollars every year. They mainly affect populations living in poverty, without adequate sanitation and in close contact with infectious vectors and domestic animals and livestock.”

Map from the CDC

Students in Global Impacts of Infectious Disease have each been assigned a disease to research and write about. By sharing their knowledge, we will help these diseases become a little less neglected.

Neglected Tropical Diseases Researched by our class (links to articles on this site):

Not being examined this semester (links to WHO):