"Our aim in this initiative is to contribute to the international effort to prevent, treat and control Chagas disease."

Joaquim Gascon - Director of the Chagas Initiative

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The ISGlobal team has been involved in research and training related to Chagas disease since 2002 and ISGlobal is currently working on an intervention strategy in Bolivia, the country most affected by this forgotten disease.

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  • 10 million people have Chagas disease and 75 to 90 million are at risk of infection.
  • Less than 0.5% of the global budget for R&D in NTDs is allocated to Chagas disease (G-Finder Survey 2012).
  • Only two drugs are available to treat Chagas disease. These have limited effectiveness in the chronic, indeterminate phase of the disease, controllable toxic effects, and limited availability.
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