Over 2 million fungal-related deaths annually. 5th biggest cause of death
Saving lives of patients with HIV using diagnostics in Guatemala
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’
Over 2 million fungal related deaths annually. 5th biggest cause of death
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)