A Healthier World – Tackling Neglected Diseases
Nonprofit organization Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung teamed up with European Voice for a special report on neglected tropical diseases.
"Povertyrelated and neglected diseases (PRNDs) cause massive suffering and reinforce poverty – mainly in the developing world, but also in Europe. There are a billion victims of these diseases worldwide, and every year they account for 13.7 million deaths. That is the equivalent of a thousand airliners crashing every week, and killing all their passengers.