Novel DNA-Computing Technology, Ensuring Global Access to Diagnosis!
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) affect more than 1 billion people in more than 149 countries. NTDs affect the most vulnerable populations in low and middle income countries. A large proportion of NTDs could be prevented and controlled through the implementation of simple and effective surveillance and treatment interventions.
Diagnostics are central to the development of these interventions. Early diagnosis enables the adequate assessment of the prevalence of a disease. This ensures the determination of an effective treatment course or intervention, within a critical time span.
Overall, effective diagnostics aid in improving survival rates, avoiding chronic disabling consequences and decrease healthcare costs. For this reason, the World Health Organization (WHO) & the Foundation for Innovative Novel Diagnostics (FIND) have prioritized the investment developing of diagnostic tools that aid in the early detection of NTDs as the focus for their control.