This past week the World Health Organization agreed to class the disease chromomycosis
as a Neglected Tropical Disease
. This after years of lobbying by the group GAFFI
, based in Geneva.
Recognition from the WHO is important for a variety of reasons.
, it allows a more concentrated effort to help eliminate the disfiguring disease.
, the NTD team at WHO brings to bear a considerable skillset in managing, controlling, and helping to eliminate disease in tropical conditions. More resources can't hurt, right?
, international recognition brings more opportunity for funding and more funding means a better chance at controlling this condition.