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Monday, 23 December 2013

Neglected Diseases in Africa

  • NTDs thrive under conditions of poverty, poor sanitation, unsafe water, and malnutrition
  • NTDs can blind, deform, and debilitate their victims
  • NTDs compromise mental and physical development, reduce school enrollment, and hinder economic productivity
  • Preventing NTDs attacks a root cause of poverty that affects a significant proportion of the world’s population
  • Safe and effective drugs are now available to prevent the most common NTDs

About the NTD Program

s On May 5, 2009, President Obama announced a new comprehensive global health strategy, which includes a focus on neglected tropical diseases, to address some of the world's biggest health challenges. Learn more.

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