by Jeremiah Norris, et al.
January 03, 2013
While neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) do not pose an immediate threat to mortality, the disability associated with these diseases is extremely burdensome. They disproportionally affect the world’s poor, decreasing quality of life, worker productivity, and agricultural outputs. The inescapable conclusion is that NTDs are a serious detriment to economic development in many developing nations.