[Ip-health] MSF launches Fighting Neglect - new NTD report

Joanna Keenan-Siciliano joanna.l.keenan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 06:47:37 PDT 2012


Médecins Sans Frontières has this week launched a new report on neglected
tropical diseases (NTDs).

'Fighting Neglect' charts MSF's 25 years of experience in diagnosing and
treating Chagas disease, sleeping sickness, and kala azar, in Latin
America, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and the Caucasus. It examines past,
present, and future management of the diseases and shows that treatment is
possible even with existing diagnostic tools and medicines. However,
additional research and development toward new and more effective
diagnostics and treatments are desperately needed to address the
overwhelming neglect of people whose needs fail to be met by pharmaceutical
companies. It will take increased political will among international donors
and national governments where these diseases are endemic to improve access
to quality life-saving treatment.

For more information and to access the report visit
http://www.msfaccess.org/about-us/media-room/press-releases/neglected-tropical-diseases-new-msf-report-highlights-how-break
.



Joanna Keenan
Press Officer
Médecins Sans Frontières - Access Campaign
E: joanna.keenan[at]geneva.msf.org
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