Chagas: Together we can make this neglected disease visible
After 111 years since the first human diagnosis of Chagas disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) establishes April 14 as the first official World Day to remember the challenges faced by people affected by this neglected disease.
Although the current coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) requires maximum attention at these critical moments, today we are here to convey that “the emergency forces us to administer forces and accompany the immediate demands of the present, but in no way deviates us from our neither does it make us forget that people affected by Chagas disease have been waiting for answers for a long time. And today we are here to say that Chagas diagnosed early has treatment, that much progress has been made to reduce vector transmission cases and that we must consolidate these achievements and move towards controlling mother-to-child transmission of Chagas disease. ”
There are approximately 7 million people with the infection in the world. Every year around 9,000 children are born with the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, and more than 12,000 people die. In addition, it is estimated that, worldwide, there are more than 75 million people at risk of contracting it. That is why it is very important to diagnose and treat it early, when the available medications achieve very good results.
From Mundo Sano we join the declaration of the World Health Organization (WHO) and invite you to read the note reflecting the collaboration of Mundo Sano and Insud Pharma for the control of maternal and child Chagas: https: // www .who.int / news-room / detail / 02-04-2020-making-available-free-pediatric-medicine-can-accelerate-elimination-of-congenital-chagas-disease