Do NTDs ever get noticed by the general public?

Neglected tropical diseases rarely make it into public consciousness. HIV and malaria, two of the world’s biggest killers, have famous faces associated with them – sufferers such as Cheryl Cole, who contracted malaria last year, and campaigners such as Robbie Williams and Claudia Schiffer.

But occasionally, NTDs do appear in the media. See this vuvox to find out more.


Famous tropical disease sufferers

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