Toxoplasmosis is caused by infection with the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. The parasite is found in cat faeces and contaminated food.
Trichuriasis, also called Trichocephaliasis, is one of the neglected tropical diseases which is transmitted through the faeco-oral route. It is the third most common soil-transmitted helminth infection worldwide.
Soil-transmitted helminth infections are the most common infections worldwide and impact the poorest and most deprived populations. More than 1.5 billion people are infected with soil-transmitted helminth infections worldwide, which is about 24% of the global population.
Schistosomiasis, also known as Bilharzia, is a neglected tropical disease that is caused by parasitic worms of the genus Schistosoma. Approximately 236.6 million people required preventive treatment for schistosomiasis in 2019, with 90% of them living in Africa (WHO, 2020).