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Disease runs rampant in developing countries and war-torn areas where sanitation is poor, health care knowledge is minimal and resources are scarce. Without proper treatment and prevention, the spread of disease perpetuates the cycle of poverty and devastation among vulnerable and marginalized people – especially children – who are powerless to advocate for their own health.
As a result, millions of people suffer and die every year from preventable and treatable diseases that plague the developing world.
Targeting Specific Diseases to Save and Improve Lives
Since 1960, IMA has equipped needy clinics with medicines and supplies to improve the health care conditions in some of the world's poorest regions. IMA launched its first targeted disease program in 1994, focusing on treating the parasitic disease Onchocerciasis (River Blindness) in sub-Saharan Africa.
Since then, IMA has developed numerous additional partnerships and targeted disease programs in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to fight specific diseases that put billions of people at risk.
|Neglected Tropical Diseases
A set of diseases that persist in poor tropical regions, despite being largely eradicated in the rest of the world.
A serious and potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease that puts half of the world's population at risk.
The world's leading infectious disease and the #1 cause of death in Africa, killing over 2 million people every year.
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