James Aggen, a professor in the College of Science and Bouve College of Health Sciences, describes his to work to develop antidotes for multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacterial infections.
During a keynote address at Northeastern on Tuesday, an epidemiologist at Boston Medical Center who has administered care to Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, noted that more help is needed in Africa to provide healthcare services, adding that “We need help with everything.”
A group of Northeastern students has joined the crusade to bring an end to the 17 neglected tropical diseases that affect more than 1 billion people around the world. Called NEU END7, the group has been working since October to raise awareness of NTDs and help eradicate the seven most common tropical infections by 2020.
Every year, nearly a million people die from one of three infectious diseases that few of us have ever heard of.