UK scientists play a vital role in the elimination of trachoma, the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness.
The pharmaceutical industry has a vital role to play through the development of new drugs and diagnostics, but collaboration with government, doctors and the public is key.
Financial incentives to improve antibiotic prescribing have kick-started the pharma industry into vital new antibiotic product development.
Drug-resistant organisms are evolving extremely quickly. So we are now faced with a challenge, in that people in hospitals and the community develop resistant infections and we don’t have effective drugs to treat them.
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) affect over one billion of the world’s poorest people. We look at how international collaboration and partnerships are starting to turn the tide of misery.