The Importance of Diagnostics in Eliminating Diseases

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 Health For All Humanity 2019


OUR MISSION: To Discover New Treatments and Develop Diagnostics for Diseases that Affect Vulnerable Populations


Loasis and the Antibody Rapid Test

Loiasis, also known as African eye worm, is a disease caused by the parasitic worm Loa loa. Loiasis affects over 10 million people, predominantly in forested areas of West and Central Africa. 

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River Blindness


Onchocerciasis, or River Blindness, is a neglected disease (NTD) caused by the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus. Up to 18 million people are infected, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Lymphatic Filariasis

Lymphatic filariasis (LF) affects 40 million individuals in 73 countries stretching from Africa to Asia.  LF is an infection caused mainly by the filarial worms Wucheria bancrofti and Brugia malayii.

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Buruli Ulcer

Buruli ulcer (BU) is a chronic necrotizing disease of the skin and subcutaneous soft tissue. It is found in about 30 countries, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, and is on the rise in Australia

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At DDTD, we embrace the ideal of eliminating diseases that do not belong to the 21st century. The first step towards eliminating a disease is the ability to detect it.