Putting Sleeping Sickness to Bed
How can we eradicate this fatal tropical disease once and for all?
Maryam Mahdi | | Longer Read
In 1990, serious inequalities in global R&D were highlighted in a report penned by The Commission on Health Research for Development. According to the independent healthcare body, the world’s poorest nations accounted for up to 90 percent of the global disease burden – but only 10 percent of research was geared toward treating the conditions that caused such significant morbidity and mortality (1). Three decades have passed since these findings were first published, and the international community has made strong efforts to address the disparity that exists between healthcare systems and to find solutions to the treatment of neglected diseases.
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