Neglected tropical diseases are a group of various diseases affecting low-income populations in the tropics. They are caused by various pathogens (viruses, bacteria, parasites). WHO estimates that one billion people are affected by these pathologies.
WHO identifies 17 neglected tropical diseases. 3 neglected tropical conditions are added to this list (Mycetoma, chromoblastomycosis and other deep mycoses, scabies and other ectoparasites and snakebite envenoming)
These diseases are not receiving the necessary attention and access to diagnosis and treatment is still too limited.
Neglected tropical diseases facing many obstacles
Digital tools could represent an opportunity. Use of smartphones to disseminate information or to register patients. Use of telemedicine, Citizen collection of information on snake bites, development of diagnostic tools ... Examples are beginning to develop and promising experiments are taking shape.
Highlight innovative experiences in the use of digital tools in the management of neglected tropical diseases.
|Lester Darryl Genevieve||Participatory approaches and open data on venomous snakes: A neglected opportunity in the global snakebite crisis?||Institute of Global Health||Switzerland|
|Marinucci Francesco||From polyvalent platform sharing to universal health coverage: Is hepatitis C the game changer?||FIND||Switzerland|
|Ngolo Digas||Microscopy imaging enables validation of diagnosis for clinical trials||DNDi||RDC|
|Planat-Chrétien Anne||Assessment of the viability of Onchocerca sp. adult worms with Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy||CEA-LETI||France|