Neglected Tropical Diseases
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are the cause of considerable negative health and economic impact. It is a group of diseases caused by many different organisms. If left untreated, infection with NTDs can cause blindness, cognitive impairments, and limitations in psychomotor development, disfigurement and even death. Families and communities suffer as those affected lose the ability to work and take part in social life. Low-cost strategies exist to treat or eliminate these diseases, a crucial step to protecting future generations from disease and disability and breaking the poverty cycle in affected areas.
In the Mongolia, important NTDs include, human echinococcosis, soil-transmitted helminthiases, taeniasis and rabies