Center for Discovery and Innovation in Parasitic Diseases

Amebiasis

Regions: Central and South America, South Asia, Middle East, Africa Number
Afflicted: 50 million
At risk: 480 million
Involved Since: 1985

Leishmaniasis

Regions: South America, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Southern Europe
Afflicted: 12 million

At Risk: 350 million
Involved Since: 1997

Hookworm

Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South America, South and South-East Asia
Afflicted: 0.7-1.0 billion
At Risk: 1.0-1.2 billion
Involved Since: 2010

Filariasis

Regions: South America, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Southern Europe
Afflicted: 12 million
At Risk: 350 million
Involved Since: 1997

African Sleeping Sickness

Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Afflicted: 50,000
At risk: 60 million
Involved Since: 1997

Schistosomiasis

Regions: Africa, Middle East, Caribbean, South America, China, South East Asia
Afflicted: 250 million
At Risk: 700 million
Involved Since: 1985

Onchocerciasis

Regions: West and Central Africa, Yemen, Latin America.
Afflicted: 25 million
At Risk: 125 million
Involved Since: 1990

Chagas Disease

Regions: Latin America
Afflicted: 7-8 million
At risk: 100 million
Involved Since: 1997

Naegleriasis

Regions: Worldwide
Afflicted: 235
At Risk: Freshwater swimmers
Involved Since: 1990

Research

Neglected Tropical Diseases: from Innovation to Cure

Education

Hosting Scholars and Sabbaticals from Endemic Regions

Awareness

Striving for a Healthy World

Resources

• Screening • Validation • Design • Development

 

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