One of the goal targets in SDG 3 Good health and well-being focuses on communicable diseases: those diseases that are spread by contact of humans or animals. The United Nations, in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has set the target to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases. How can we make sure that these “other” diseases, like ebola and chagas, are not forgotten?
Every year, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides emergency medical care to millions of people caught in crises in more than 60 countries around the world. MSF has a long history of responding to epidemic outbreaks of cholera, meningitis, measles, malaria, and other infectious diseases that spread rapidly and can be fatal if not treated. But in a world in which it is difficult to gain the attention of the public, MSF was keen to stand out and become one of the leading NGOs in Argentina.