AsianScientist (Apr. 29, 2014) – Eisai Co., Ltd. has launched a new comprehensive information website called the Eisai Access to Medicines (ATM) Navigator which provides information on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and the various initiatives to eliminate these diseases.
Many developing countries throughout the world are faced with problems of access to medicines. This is especially the case with NTDs, a group of tropical infections endemic to 149 countries worldwide which affect over one billion people in developing and emerging countries. The lack of access to medicines is caused by a number of complex factors such as inadequate medical supply systems, a lack of information about diseases, and the limited adoption of disease diagnosis, prevention and treatment methods.
The Eisai ATM Navigator provides content that explains the causes, symptoms, infected regions, treatments and prevention methods for the 17 NTDs prioritized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as the three infectious diseases of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, in an easy-to-understand format. The website is for patients, the general public, healthcare professionals and volunteers in both developed and endemic countries. The website also introduces elimination initiatives implemented by pharmaceutical companies and other organizations.
Providing this kind of information through the website, the company aims to increase understanding of these diseases among people who suffer from NTDs, those at risk of infection, local healthcare professionals and volunteers.
Source: Eisai Co., Ltd.
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