OUR VISION IS TO REDUCE ILLNESS AND DEATH ASSOCIATED WITH FUNGAL DISEASES WORLDWIDE.

Fact Sheets


GAFFI Priority Fungal infections

GAFFI has identified five fungal infections as its highest priorities. For more detailed information, please download the fact sheets below.
For more information on the “Hidden Crisis” of fungal diseases view here.

GAFFI’s brochure (September 2017) summarised the burden of fungal diseases and its achievements over 4 years.

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Cryptococcal meningitis Fact Sheet

Cryptococcal meningitis in AIDS (100% mortality undiagnosed and untreated, >75% survival with best treatment)

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Pneumocystis pneumonia Fact Sheet

Pneumocystis pneumonia in AIDS, cancer and other groups (100% mortality undiagnosed and untreated, >80% survival with best treatment)

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Disseminated histoplasmosis Fact Sheet

Disseminated histoplasmosis especially in AIDS (most common in the Americas) (100% mortality undiagnosed and untreated, >90% survival with best treatment)

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Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis Fact Sheet

Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis following TB and other pulmonary diseases (slowly progressive, destructive lung infection with high morbidity, ~15% annual mortality, over 60% response with oral therapy)

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Fungal keratitis Fact Sheet

Fungal keratitis following eye injury (if untreated usually leads to blindness, 75% visual recovery with antifungal treatment of mild/moderate infection)

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Chromoblastomycosis Fact Sheet

Chromobastomycosis (chromo) a neglected tropical skin disease of poor agricultural workers and curable in the early stages

Download here   Application to the WHO for adoption as an NTD