Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) - A Snapshot of Research

Authors

  • Partha Paul Department of Microbiology, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Sonapur, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh
  • Dipu Podder Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA), Probashi Kalyan Bhaban, 71-72. Eskaton Garden, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Arup Kumar Materials Science Division, Atomic Energy Centre, 4-Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbag, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Md. Ataur Rahman Department of Microbiology, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Sonapur, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh
  • Md. Hajbiur Rahman Department of Microbiology, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Sonapur, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh
  • Nafisa Habib Purba Outreach Supervisor (Nutritionist), Society for Health Extension and Development (SHED), Cox's Bazar-4700, Bangladesh
  • Md. Zahid Al Hasan Department of Microbiology, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Sonapur, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh
  • Tabassum Akter Department of Pharmacy, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Sonapur, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25081/rrst.2021.13.6927

Keywords:

Neglected tropical diseases, Ascariasis, Trichuriasis, Schistosomiasis, Lymphatic filariasis (LF)

Abstract

More than a billion people-one-sixth of the earth's population is infected with one or more neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in developing countries. Over the past decade, interests in NTDs have resurged as these are a barrier to achieving broader human development outcomes (e.g., improved newborn, child and maternal health, food, and nutritional safety). Several national and international organizations (such as the WHO, USAID, CDC, and others) concentrate on NTDs and fighting to control or prevent them. This review describes a brief introduction to NTDs, the global burden of the diseases in terms of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), years lived with disability (YLDs) and years of life lost (YLLs). This paper also reviews the negative impact of these diseases on global economies and discusses strategies for public health to prevent and eliminate these diseases, the achievements and challenges that can be achieved to address adversity there.

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Published

08-03-2021

How to Cite

Paul, P., D. Podder, A. Kumar, M. A. Rahman, M. H. Rahman, N. H. Purba, M. Z. Al Hasan, and T. Akter. “Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) - A Snapshot of Research”. Recent Research in Science and Technology, vol. 13, Mar. 2021, pp. 6-12, doi:10.25081/rrst.2021.13.6927.

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