Approaches towards Drug Discovery Using CheminformaticsAuthor(s): Archie Andrews
Neglected Tropical Illnesses (NTDs) are a category of infectious diseases that impact impoverished nations disproportionately. Because of their severity, NTDs have a negative influence on the Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY), a measure of a country's total illness burden. This measure calculates the number of years of healthy life lost owing to chronic disease and disability, as well as the number of years of life lost due to early death. As a result, NTDs alter the health of individuals as well as whole civilizations.