The Face of Neglected Tropical Disease

When we think about diseases in Africa we think about the biggest of them – malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and pneumonia. We forget about the neglected tropical diseases that debilitate so many in sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia from intestinal worms to elephantiasis. These diseases are real and they are easily prevented, but as their name suggests, these diseases are nearly neglected. In fact, the WHO Regional … Continue reading The Face of Neglected Tropical Disease

Help Free Sierra Leone from Its Elephantiasis Epidemic

When living in tropical and subtropical regions of the world people are susceptible to all manner of diseases from malaria to hookworm. One of the seven most common neglected tropical diseases is elephantiasis, or lymphatic filariasis. To the lay person it is simply called “big foot”. Elephantiasis is caused by female mosquitos biting on its victims and releasing larvae into one’s skin. Those larvae grow … Continue reading Help Free Sierra Leone from Its Elephantiasis Epidemic

New Partner Announcement: End7

We are extremely happy to partner with an extremely important campaign initiative, End7, that will help save children from seven of the most debilitating and deadly tropical diseases on the planet. End7 is on a mission to see the end of 7 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) by 2020. And they want you to be part of it. 1 in 6 people worldwide, including over half a … Continue reading New Partner Announcement: End7