Researchers find high incidence rates and deaths in first-ever analysis of the disease impac
March 20, 2012
Globally, an estimated 1,000 women die every day from pregnancy and childbirth complications -- the majority of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Both of these regions have a disproportionally high burden of diseases known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). While NTDs affect men, women, and children, one NTD in particular, hookworm, has devastating effects for pregnant women.
Buenos Aires, Argentina—March 15, 2012—Heath experts from throughout the Americas will reveal ne