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Fighting neglected tropical diseases

One billion people worldwide suffer from one or more of the 17 neglected tropical diseases listed by the WHO. These debilitating communicable diseases affect almost exclusively developing countries1.

Sanofi has been actively engaged in the fight against these “neglected” tropical diseases since 2001 alongside the WHO, with a $5 million a year contribution including financial support and medicines donations.





For more information:




  1. WHO, “Sustaining the drive to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases,” Second WHO report on neglected tropical diseases, 2014.
  2. WHO data, May 2015
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  4. WHO, Accelerating work to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases, 2012
  5. WHO, Media Center, Leishmaniasis Fact sheet No. 375, February 2015
  6. Internal data, May 2015
  7. WHO, Media Center, Chagas disease, Fact sheet No. 340, March 2015
  8. WHO, Media Center, Buruli ulcer Fact sheet No. 199, May 2015

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