Every hour, a baby is born somewhere in the world with Chagas disease.
An infected mother can transmit the disease to her baby during pregnancy.
In light of this unfairness, we decided to make a firm commitment to give every child-bearing age female, especially during pregnancy, and all babies born to affected mothers, access to diagnosis and treatment.
With origin in Latin America, today the Chagas disease has global incidence, particularly in the US and Spain.
We take a strong stance against the human and social drama of this disease given that its diagnosis and treatment are so simple, inexpensive and non invasive.
Our commitment is driven by the false perception that the disease, and the stigma it attaches, have been overcome.
Know the origin of the “Not a Single Baby With Chagas” disease project:
Ibero-American countries will control transmission of congenital Chagas disease in twenty four jurisdictions
The actions will reach 1,256,700 women of childbearing age and 87,800 new-borns from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala and Paraguay. Buenos Aires, April 2023- The member states of the Ibero-American Initiative on Congenital Chagas “Not a Single Baby with Chagas...read more
Heads of State and Government approved an Ibero-American initiative to eliminate Congenital Chagas disease
The initiative "Not a single baby with Chagas: the path towards new generations free of Chagas disease" has the objective of contributing to the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of this disease. Chagas disease currently affects 8 million people worldwide,...read more
Why Chagas disease would be no longer a world public health concern 9 years from now
It is a goal that the World Health Organization has set for a disease that spread from Latin America to the world. The organization will aim at bringing more attention to the disease in primary health care for early diagnosis, increasing screening of pregnant women...read more