Neglected Tropical Diseases
Neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs, are common in low-income settings such as in parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Many are preventable and treatable, but are neglected because treatment and preventive measures are not available or affordable. NTDs include Elephantitis, Trachoma, Chagas, Guinea worm and others. LifeStraw® water filters and PermaNet® bed nets help prevent NTDs.