In between 1000 and 1500 words, write a detailed outline for a research paper on a neglected tropical disease.
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‘Neglected tropical diseases’ (NTDs) is a category of diseases characterized not by their “biologically disparate” (Feasey et al., 2009, p. 1) pathogens or their diverse symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, etc. Rather, they form a group because they are primarily—though not exclusively—tropic and sub-tropical, because they are diseases of the poor, and because they have “been neglected by funders, researchers, and policy-makers” (p. 2). It is critical to note that the 13 diseases making up the category, along with an “expanded list” (Hotez et al., 2007, p. 1018), consist of “some of the most common infections in the estimated 2.7 billion people who live on less than $2 per day” (p. 1019). Thus, given that drug development is left to the market- and profit-driven pharmaceutical industry, it is not surprising that only 16 out of 1393 new drugs...
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