Project Zero

Project Zero is an ongoing series to raise awareness around neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. At least 18 of these diseases affect more than 1 billion people worldwide -- but they're not on the public's radar.

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In rural Ethiopia, something in the soil can trigger a deforming disease.
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Early cases of the virus were different from those today.
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At least 3,000 children have a baffling seizure disorder. For many, it's a reminder of the years of brutal unrest.
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An estimated 12 million Americans have a disease linked to extreme poverty.
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Climate change is partly to blame, but it’s not the whole story.
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Over 1 billion of the world's poorest people have at least one of these illnesses.
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Thousands of kids have nodding syndrome. No one's sure how they got it, or how to cure them.
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Trachoma, easily treatable, blinds thousands of the world's poorest every year.
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Thousands across the U.S. are believed to live in unsanitary conditions.
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Melioidosis is thought to infect 160,000 people every year. Half of them don’t survive.
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Controlling the epidemic in Madagascar means addressing the stigma around the disease.
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HuffPost traveled to Congo to document efforts to fight this deadly disease.
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HuffPost traveled to Nigeria and Congo to document the fight against this preventable disease.
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HuffPost traveled to Nigeria to document efforts to fight this illness.
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