Neglected Tropical Diseases

We’re playing a pivotal role in the global movement to stamp out 17 diseases—known as neglected tropical diseases—that together threaten more than a billion people in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Central and South America.

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18 Articles
18 Articles
18 Articles
  1. A boy pumps water from a well in Zimbabwe. Photo: PATH/Jesse Schubert
    November 15, 2018

    Stemming the tide of drug-resistant typhoid in Zimbabwe

    November 12-18 is World Antibiotic Awareness Week—a time to raise awareness about the growing threat of drug resistance and our collective responsibility to safeguard the effectiveness of antibiotics through appropriate use. Drug-resistant typhoid is an urgent and growing issue that can be slowed with vaccines, which help prevent illness and the need for antibiotics in the first place. As a principle partner of the Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium, PATH is helping countries introduce typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs) to control outbreaks of typhoid and stem the growth of drug resistance.


    Here’s one story from Zimbabwe.

  2. Health center staff with Dr. Mukergee and children standing in front of Japanese Encephalitis poster, West Bengal, India, July 2006
    October 30, 2018

    Japanese encephalitis—no longer neglected: A model for other new vaccines

    No longer neglected? Japanese encephalitis is a model for new vaccines to prevent other tropical diseases.

  3. Onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis biplex test
    August 14, 2018

    Game-changing diagnostics for two neglected tropical diseases

    New rapid diagnostic tests for onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis will guide surveillance of mass drug administration programs needed for elimination.

  4. Young girl in Myanmar prepares to receive the Japanese encephalitis vaccine. PATH/Thet Htoo
    July 3, 2018

    How do you protect 300 million children from deadly diseases? Partnerships are key

    On the way to vaccinating 300 million children, PATH forged partnerships from local to global levels to ensure the successful and sustainable launch of Japanese encephalitis vaccine.

  5. Minister of health Dr. Oly Ilunga pays a visit to Bangumi village in DRC’s Kwilu Province. To the villagers’ recollection, he is the first minister to ever visit the remote settlement. Photo: PATH/Carolyn Reynolds.
    February 15, 2018

    Going the last mile to eliminate a long-neglected disease: sleeping sickness

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s fight to do away with sleeping sickness is picking up speed, with help from PATH, partners, and a dedicated minister of health.

  6. After the passing of his wife from the disease, Francois Muambu Ifulu advocates for the elimination of HAT in the DRC. Photo: PATH/Guy Bokongo.
    December 15, 2017

    Eliminating a killer in the DRC

    Advocacy champions fight to rid the country of African sleeping sickness.

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