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How Will NTDs Suffer As Global Health Agenda Adds NCD Focus?

In this post in the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect” blog, Charles Ebikeme, a writer for the All Results Journals who has worked as a research scientist on African sleeping sickness, examines a “blurring” link between non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), writing, “The topsy-turvy nature of NTDs extends far beyond infectious diseases and is becoming increasingly more complicated.” He asks, “With NCDs growing in importance on the global health agenda the question becomes how much of an already strained global health budget will go towards such diseases?  How much attention and resources — both human and financial — will be diverted away from infectious diseases. How will NTDs suffer?” (10/6).