Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) include several parasitic viral, bacterial, fungal, and non-communicable diseases that cause substantial illness for more than one billion people globally. Affecting the populations already experiencing health and economic disparities, NTDs impair physical and cognitive development, contribute to mother and child illness and death, make it difficult to farm or earn a living, and limit productivity in the workplace.


A World Without Neglected Tropical Diseases
Dr. Rebecca Martin, Previous Director, CDC Center for Global Health