In the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), the focus has historically been on low-income countries. However, researchers are finding that the poor in middle-income countries are increasingly shouldering the burden. Advocacy and technical capacity are critical for confronting the unique barriers in middle-income countries, which make it difficult to provide resources to the most disadvantaged populations. Such interventions and actions against NTDs would have an impact on anemia efforts, as soil transmitted helminths are a leading cause of anemia globally.
Devex, March 2016.