Two million people die of fungal disease every year. Most are never diagnosed.
Diagnostic program in Guatemala saving lives in people with HIV/AIDS (Spanish).
Professor Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Senior Advisor to GAFFI and Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Reference & Research on Fungi of Medical Importance.
Cryptococcal meningitis, mostly AIDS-related affects over 250,000 people worldwide each year.
WHO accepts rapid tests for life threatening fungal diseases aspergillosis and Pneumocystis pneumonia as ‘Essential Diagnostics’
3 million have destructive fungal lung disease. Chronic fungal lung infection often mistaken for TB, and has an 80% 5 year mortality, unless treated GAFFI is making a difference: see how
Dr Felix Bongomin lecturer in Medical Microbiology at Gulu University Medical School, Uganda, and Ambassador for the Geneva-based Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections (GAFFI)
Undiagnosed and untreated fungal meningitis in AIDS caused by Cryptococcus is always fatal,
Each year over a million eyes are infected by fungus; most go blind and some need to be removed.