Global

GAFFI

INTRODUCTION

Fungal diseases are neglected worldwide by public health authorities. Globally, over 300 million people of all ages suffer from a serious fungal infection every year. Of these over 1.35 million people are estimated to die, in comparison deaths from malaria and tuberculosis are 0.6 and 1.54 million respectively. Most serious fungal infections are ‘hidden’ because of other health problems such as - AIDS, cancer, transplantation, or asthma.