Infectious Diseases of Poverty
[Accessed 30 Jan 2021]
The new COVID-19 poor and the neglected tropical diseases resurgence
Authors: Peter J. Hotez, Alan Fenwick and David Molyneux
29 January 2021
More than 100 million people are facing a return to extreme poverty because of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), while new estimates suggest that three nations—India, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo—may suffer the greatest economic contractions. Such findings will have profound consequences in terms of our ability to control or eliminate the most widely prevalent neglected tropical diseases.