The theme for World Chagas Disease Day 2023 is Time to integrate Chagas disease into primary health care. In many countries, there are low detection rates (<10%, frequently <1%) and frequent barriers to access adequate healthcare.
Chagas Disease is prevalent among poor populations of continental Latin America but is increasingly being detected in other countries and continents.
It is often termed as a “silent and silenced disease” as the majority of infected people have no symptoms or very mild symptoms. There are approximately 6-7 million people infected with Chagas disease worldwide, with 10,000 deaths, every year.
For a childhood free of congenital Chagas disease. How to interrupt mother-to-child transmission