The MSF hospital in Agok is the only facility providing secondary care in the entire Abyei region of South Sudan. This structure deals with emergencies, surgeries, treatments of HIV, tuberculosis, chronic diseases as well as neglected diseases, such as snake bites, a real scourge in the region. Photograph by Laurence Hoenig

Overcoming Neglect

Finding ways to manage and control Neglected Tropical Diseases

Photograph by Laurence Hoenig

No more neglected diseases, no more neglected patients

This report marks over 30 years of uninterrupted medical care for patients with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). These illnesses almost exclusively affect people living in extreme poverty. For many of these deadly and debilitating diseases, there are no vaccines, diagnostic tools are limited, and treatments are often unavailable or unaffordable.