The Guardian

Dr. Peter Hotez says the rise of neglected tropical diseases among poor people in Asia and the Americas has gone largely unnoticed.

"The international community needs to stop looking at neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) as a sub-Saharan African problem and realise that the G20 countries are now home to the “lion’s share” of the dangerous, debilitating, yet low-profile illnesses, a US expert has warned.

A huge programme by the World Health Organisation designed to tackle NTDs, which include dengue fever, Chagas disease, Leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness, has reached more than a billion people over the past eight years, many of them in Africa."