More than half of the world’s population is at risk of contracting diseases carried by small organisms like mosquitoes, snails and sand flies.

For those of us in the neglected tropical disease (NTD) community, Washington, DC was an exciting place to be recently.

Building momentum on the recent Declaration and

A Leading Cause of Heart Disease Ignored in North America’s Poorest Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 31, 2013 – A leading cause of heart disease remains overlooked in North America’s most impoverished communities, researchers said today in an editorial published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Chagas disease has rendered a heavy health and economic toll, yet insufficient political and medical support for gathering specific data, providing diagnosis and treatment, and developing new tools have impeded much-needed breakthroughs.

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