January 25, 2022
Synergy Pharm feels particularly concerned about Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and keeps you informed about the activities of the WHO.
On Sunday 30 January 2022, the WHO will celebrate the World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day (WNTDD). The WHO activities aim to mobilize the world to defeat NTD (https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-ntd-day/world-ntd-day-2022).
NTDs are widespread in the world’s poorest regions, where water safety, sanitation and access to health care are substandard.
NTDs affect more than 1 billion people all over the world and are mainly caused by a variety of pathogens including viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi and toxins. Annual preventive therapy could benefit 1.7 billion people.
However, in 2020, a total of 757 million people received NTD treatment despite COVID-19 and
43 countries have eliminated at least one NTD, thus illustrating considerable achievements.
For further achievements to be completed, the WHO is organizing 2 virtual events calling on everyone to address the inequalities that characterize NTDs and mobilizing the World to Defeat Neglected Tropical Diseases on