Neglected Infectious Diseases (NIDs, also known as Neglected Tropical Diseases) are a diverse group of diseases that affect an estimated 1.2 billion people worldwide. These diseases disproportionately affect the world’s poor, causing significant mortality and morbidity. Global investment into research and development of new products for NIDs is limited and there is an urgent need to develop new or improved products and to optimise the use of existing products in order to achieve disease elimination.
Neglected infectious diseases in the scope of EDCTP2*
Buruli ulcer, dengue, dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease), echinococcosis, foodborne trematodiases, human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), leishmaniasis, leprosy (Hansen’s disease), lymphatic filariasis, mycetoma, onchocerciasis (river blindness), rabies, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases, taeniasis/cysticercosis, trachoma, yaws (endemic treponematoses)
* Based on the WHO list of neglected tropical diseases 2017; Chagas disease, chikungunya, chromoblastomycosis and other deep mycoses, scabies and other ectoparasites, and snakebite envenoming are currently not in the EDCTP scope.