Neglected tropical diseases

NTDs in Nepal

One quarter of Nepal's population lives below the poverty line with only limited access to timely health care services. This very segment of the population is most vulnerable to one or the other form of NTDs in Nepal.

Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of tropical infections that are especially common in low-income populations in developing regions of Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

They are caused by a variety of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, protozoa and helminths. Although curable, NTDs cause high rates of morbidity.

FAIRMED believes that effective control against NTDs can be achieved through a combination of several public approaches - intensified disease management, early detection, preventive measures and appropriate treatment.