Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung

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. 

The big three PRNDs – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria – cause 230 million new infections every year, and nearly 4 million deaths. Along with other conditions, including neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), they ravage the poorest countries in the world, causing blindness, chronic pain, severe disability, disfigurement and death. 1.5 million children still die each year from diseases that could be prevented by a simple vaccine."