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Eliminating the most neglected tropical diseases

Nearly one billion people in the world are affected by neglected tropical diseases. These debilitating infectious diseases strike almost exclusively in developing countries (1).

Sanofi contributes to the fight against neglected tropical diseases, particularly within the scope of a long-term partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO). Launched in 2001 with a program focused on sleeping sickness, their partnership was extended to include leishmaniasis, Buruli ulcer, yaws and Chagas disease (2). In addition, Sanofi takes part in a program initiated by the WHO to eliminate lymphatic filariasis.



1. WHO, “Working to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases,” First WHO report on neglected tropical diseases, 2011.
2. “WHO – Sanofi-Aventis Partnership, Control of neglected tropical diseases: round three”
3. WHO, “Accelerating work to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases,” 2012
4. ) WHO, Media Center, Leishmaniasis Fact sheet No. 375, February 2013
5. WHO, Media Center, Lymphatic filariasis Fact sheet No. 102, March 2013
6. WHO, Media Center, Chagas disease Fact sheet No. 340, March 2013
7. WHO, Media Center Buruli ulcer Fact sheet No. 199, August 2012


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Chad: Care of sleeping sickness

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