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Shining a Spotlight on Chagas Disease: Calling for Equitable Access to Healthcare

In 2024, our focus turns to Chagas disease, a condition often overlooked yet deeply impactful, as we advocate for equitable access to healthcare and services for all affected individuals. Under the theme "Tackling Chagas disease: detect early and care for life," we aim to raise public awareness, secure increased funding, and support initiatives for early diagnosis and comprehensive follow-up care.

Originally prevalent among impoverished populations in continental Latin America, Chagas disease is now increasingly detected in regions beyond its traditional borders. Often dubbed a "silent and silenced disease," Chagas presents a significant challenge due to its asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic nature in the majority of infected individuals. Despite its stealthy progression, Chagas disease exacts a heavy toll, claiming approximately 10,000 lives each year out of the estimated 6-7 million people worldwide living with the infection.

As we shed light on Chagas disease in 2024, we recognize the urgent need to bridge gaps in healthcare access and ensure that affected individuals receive timely detection and comprehensive care. By amplifying awareness, mobilizing resources, and advocating for inclusive health policies, we strive to alleviate the suffering caused by Chagas disease and pave the way for a future where every individual can access the care they need to thrive.

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