Mind the Health Gap exists to speed the development and deployment of health technology for marginalized communities.

What is the health gap?

Medical research produces an ever-expanding array of technologies to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness. These tools can help preserve the health and dignity of billions. But the diseases of the poor have long been left behind:

The health gap: new drugs vs. burden of diseaseData from Trouiller et al. Lancet. 2002 Jun 22;359(9324):2188-94.

NEW! Worm of the week

Worms are among the most important, yet most overlooked, diseases of the poor. Read all about them:

Plus these other bugs (not worms), which are just as important:

  • Chagas
  • Trachoma
  • Thanks to Alex Lankowski of Boston University/UAEM for these resources!