Neglected tropical diseases
affect more than 1 billion people every year.
The World Health Organisation have identified a group of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) for elimination but without sensitive and reliable diagnostic tests many who suffer from them will go untreated. As little profit can be made commercial companies do not invest in R&D for new products. Our research-based charity drives the development and manufacture of easy to use Lateral Flow Tests (LFT) for remote tropical villages and rural medical centres.
Diagnosis is the first step.
By coupling disease markers with tried and tested dipstick technology (as found in pregnancy tests), we enable the diagnosis of neglected tropical diseases, such as Chagas Disease, by a non-specialists at the point of care.
Causing more than
10,000 deaths per year,
Chagas Disease is amongst the biggest public health problems in Latin America.