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Protozoal Diseases

Apart from malaria, the three most important diseases caused by protozoan infections are African Trypanosomiasis, Leishmaniasis/Kala-azar and Chagas disease. Taken together, these three diseases affect millions of people around the world, and are estimated to be responsible for more than 110.000 deaths every year.


PRIORITY DISEASES Infectious Agent
KEY RESEARCH GAPS
Discovery and Development Disease Control and Implementation research
Human African Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) Trypanosoma brucei
New drugs and drug targets, vaccines Easy and affordable diagnostics, Epidemiology and surveillance, vector control
Leishmaniasis(Kala Azar) Leishmania genus
New drugs and drug targets, effective vaccines Epidemiology, diagnostics (early-stage), vector control
Chagas Trypanosoma cruzi
New drugs and drug targets (in particular for chronic infections), vaccines Epidemiology, diagnostics, vector control