Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are a group of povertyassociated chronic infectious diseases, which are endemic in poor and rural populations in the developing countries of Africa, America and Asia. An estimated 1 billion people, one in every six people living on this planet, suffer from one or more NTDs. In Africa the NTDs targeted for elimination through Preventive Chemotheraphy (PCT) include Onchoceriasis (river blindness), Lymphatic Filariasis (LF), schistosomiasis, blinding trachoma and Soil Transmitted Helminthes (STH) mainly Ascariasis (round worm), trichuriasis (whipworm) and hookworm infection.
Terminating the Neglect of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa- Ojurongbe Olusola
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Last date updated on June, 2014