NTDs are 20 diseases that are the only the lucky neglected disease selected to be in the list of the WHO, this way they receive extra funding and attention from donors and governments to address them and find adequate treatments and try to control or eradicate them. The real importance of this diseases are the neglected people and populations that suffer them, as most of this disease could be significantly reduced or eliminated with education, save water, proper sanitation and access to health care, at the end by reducing poverty and global inequalities.
I find fascinating the world of the NTD, and I was lucky to have the experience of working, coordinating and with clinical practice on vertical programs of Sleeping Sickness, Chagas, visceral Leishmaniasis. Also had experience to work on other of the NTD in integrated programas. As on vector control programs for other related disease like Dengue and Malaria. Participated on NTD working groups and lately I was selected the snakebite topic adviser for MSF - OCA