January 30 - World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day

Snakebite envenomation, yaws, trachoma, scabies, Leishmaniasis, and Chagas disease are a few examples.
Sheena

Updated: Jun 03, 2021 04:23:08 pm

03 June 2021 Current Affairs:The 74th World Health Assembly unanimously approved a proposal from the United Arab Emirates to designate January 30 as “World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day.”

About Neglected Tropical Diseases:
♦ In 2020, the first World NTD Day was observed informally.
♦ These are infections that primarily affect marginalised communities in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
♦ It is caused by a variety of pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and parasitic worms.
♦ They receive less funding for research and treatment than diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria.
♦ Snakebite envenomation, yaws, trachoma, scabies, Leishmaniasis, and Chagas disease are a few examples.
 
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