Progress on eliminating neglected tropical diseases is too slow, report warnsBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3465 (Published 25 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3465
- Anne Gulland
The number of people receiving treatment for at least one neglected tropical disease is increasing, but progress is still too slow to meet key targets, a new report has warned.
The third monitoring report on progress to eliminate neglected tropical diseases1 showed that 43.3% of the world’s people who need treatment with preventive chemotherapy for at least one of five neglected tropical diseases have received it. This was up from 35.5% in 2008. The disease with the largest treatment coverage is …