Cryptococcal meningitis, mostly AIDS-related affects over 250,000 people worldwide each year.
WHO accepts rapid tests for life threatening fungal diseases aspergillosis and Pneumocystis pneumonia as ‘Essential Diagnostics’
3 million have destructive fungal lung disease. Chronic fungal lung infection often mistaken for TB, and has an 80% 5 year mortality, unless treated GAFFI is making a difference: see how
Dr Felix Bongomin lecturer in Medical Microbiology at Gulu University Medical School, Uganda, and Ambassador for the Geneva-based Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections (GAFFI)
Undiagnosed and untreated fungal meningitis in AIDS caused by Cryptococcus is always fatal,
Each year over a million eyes are infected by fungus; most go blind and some need to be removed.
Over 130 million school age children in Africa have fungal hair infection (tinea capitis). Many are left scarred for life GAFFI is making a difference: see how
Prof Retno Wahyuningsih, University of Indonesia. TB and Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis and Histoplasmosis in Indonesia.