Tropical diseases impact billions of people globally. Our newly-released report, Neglected Tropical Diseases, reveals research pertaining to these diseases has increased two-fold since 1992, however research output still pales in comparison to that of “first world diseases.”
To put ‘neglected diseases’ in context, 34 million people are afflicted by HIV/AIDS, while Intestinal worms afflict the lives of close to 1 billion. Nevertheless, HIV/AIDS, which affects one-third the volume of people, has had around 15 times the amount of research papers published in the past twenty years.
The report includes research output by region and individual disease, as well as suggesting strategies for fostering increased focus on the diseases which affect a disproportionate amount of the world’s population.
To read more key findings, check out the Global Research Report Neglected Tropical Diseases.