Neglected no more - because I matter.


The current management methods for many neglected tropical diseases (NTD) involve drug cure distribution, rehabilitation services, and promotion of behaviour changes to reduce the chance of infection. However, there is no reliable method of prevention for some NTDs because the methods of transmission are unknown.

effect:hope is embarking on a journey to eradicate those diseases for good. We founded R2STOP, a program supporting research that investigates the gaps in our understanding of NTD transmission.

The scope of NTD research that R2STOP supports is as follows (for detailed information, click on the image above for a program summary):

  • Human-to-human transmission
  • Non-human disease reservoirs
  • Genetic risk factors, drug resistance, immune response
  • Genetic characteristics of the disease