November 9, 2011
How pharmaceutical companies can help take the 'neglected' out of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
By Sarika Bansal
What do schistosomiasis, cysticercosis, and lymphatic filariasis have in common?
Besides verging on the unpronounceable, they are all classified as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are a set of diseases – seventeen, by the World Health Organization’s count – that collectively affect over a billion people, but have historically received little attention.