Focusing on Ebola - position paper of the German Network against Neglected Tropical Diseases (DNTDs)

Don’t lose sight of neglected tropical diseases because of the Ebola controversy

Berlin, January 23, 2015. In a letter to public, business and social policymakers, the German network warned to lose sight of the neglected tropical diseases (DNTDs) by concentrating on Ebola. This kind of narrow focus will not meet the health care needs in the affected countries. As a result, efforts to fight many other diseases that are already neglected would fall even further behind. Thus more people will probably die because of Ebola than from Ebola.

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