Article introduction: Poorest countries in Africa making most progress at tackling forgotten diseases (The Telegraph)
This is an article about the ranking of the five NTDs initiatives in African countries.
The five diseases are (1) Schistosoma haematobium, (2) intestinal parasite, (3) lymphatic filariasis, (4) trachoma, and (5) onchocerciasis, which are based on the ranking of Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases.
In this ranking, Burundi and Malawi in the Sub-Saharan Africa region were the top countries in the ranking. On the other hand, countries such as South Africa and Kenya were not at the top of the ranking.
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Poorest countries in Africa making most progress at tackling forgotten diseases
‘It is striking that when it comes to fighting neglected tropical diseases, wealthier nations are among the poorest performers’
By Jennifer Rigby,
GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY CORRESPONDENT
10 February 2021 • 4:56pm