Vector-Borne Neglected and Tropical Diseases

What are the challenges caused by Vector-borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases?

Demographic, environmental and social determinants, many of them nearly uncontrollable, influence the distribution of vector-borne diseases.

Be it unplanned urbanization, climate change, global travel and trade or changes in agricultural practices: many factors can prolong or intensify transmission season or even cause diseases to emerge in countries where they have never been prevalent.

Chronic underfunding prevents the necessary measures from being taken and a lack of knowledge among the population, healthcare providers and politicians hinders the fight against the diseases.