Explaining Chagas disease through the stories of patients in Bolivia.
Apr 14, 2021
Chagas disease affects approximately six million people, mainly in Latin America. The disease can be silent for decades until it may become fatal, leading to cardiovascular complications in up to 30% of patients. Like other neglected tropical diseases, Chagas disease often affects poor and marginalized communities.
For the second time in history, the global community officially celebrated World Chagas Disease Day in April 2021 to bring the disease to people’s attention. Discover the stories of people affected by Chagas disease.
Photographer Ana Ferreira travelled to Bolivia, where Chagas disease is endemic, to meet people affected by Chagas disease and doctors.
Novartis is committed to reimagining the fight against Chagas disease and advocating for an integrated, end-to-end care approach.