Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)

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Statista dossier on neglected tropical diseases

This dossier presents information on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) worldwide. The report includes figures on incidence rates of different NTDs, medicines and treatments, funding and research into NTDS, as well as a short chapter looking specifically at the America's and how this region is impacted by these diseases.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Countries with largest number of people requiring action against NTDs worldwide 2016

    • Number of countries affected by neglected tropical diseases worldwide as of 2018

    • Number of people affected by select neglected tropical diseases worldwide as of 2019

    • Population needing intervention against neglected diseases worldwide 2010-2015

  • 2. Disease cases
    • Cases of Guinea worm disease worldwide from 2006 to 2017

    • Cases of Guinea worm disease worldwide from 2014 to 2016, by month

    • Reported and expected cases of human African trypanosomiasis worldwide 2008-2020

    • New cases of leprosy worldwide from 2006 to 2015

    • New cases of leprosy worldwide in 2015, by region

    • Rates of new cases of leprosy worldwide in 2015, by region

    • New cases of leprosy worldwide in 2015, by country

    • Chronology of Ebola virus disease outbreaks 1976-2018

  • 3. Medicines and treatment
    • Medicines and vaccines for neglected diseases - R&D pipeline 2005-2016

    • Global R&D pipeline for medicines and vaccines for neglected diseases by type 2016

    • Countries needing preventative chemotherapy for neglected diseases worldwide 2015

    • Population needing preventative chemotherapy for neglected diseases worldwide 2015

    • Population receiving preventative chemotherapy for neglected diseases worldwide 2015

    • People living in districts where MDA for NTDs is no longer needed worldwide 2013-2016

  • 4. Funding and research
    • Top funders for R&D on neglected diseases by organization 2017

    • Leading philanthropic funders for research and development on neglected diseases 2017

    • Top public funders for R&D on neglected diseases by country 2017

    • US governmental share of global health R&D funding by health area 2015

    • USAID funding to combat neglected tropical diseases worldwide 2007-2016

    • USAID value of donated drugs for neglected tropical diseases worldwide from 2007-2016

    • Top funders for malaria research and development 2017

  • 5. Focus: The Americas
    • Countries in the Americas affected by select neglected tropical diseases in 2014

    • Population at risk of contracting neglected tropical diseases in the Americas in 2014

    • Cases of select neglected tropical diseases in the Americas in 2014

    • Deaths from select neglected tropical diseases in the Americas in 2014

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