Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of 17 parasitic and bacterial infections that infect more than one billion people around the world, most of whom live on less than $1.25 per day. Without treatment, NTDs can lead to malnutrition, blindness, severe physical disabilities and even death.
The Global Network focuses our efforts on the seven most common NTDs, which make up 90 percent of the global NTD burden.
The burden caused by these diseases is avoidable because a simple and cost-effective solution exists: For only 50 cents per year, we can provide a packet of pills to treat and protect one person from all seven NTDs.
Follow the links below to learn more about the seven most common NTDs.
*These three diseases are also known as intestinal worm infections.