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Children bear brunt of tropical diseases


More than half of the 1.7 billion people affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) globally are children, a global body has said.

Children bear brunt of tropical diseases

By Graham Kajilwa | 2 years ago

Trachoma, Bilharzia still afflicting Kenyans

Trachoma, Bilharzia still afflicting Kenyans

Neglected Tropical diseases (NTDs) still pose considerable risk to the Kenyan population with as many as 50 per cent at risk of the same.

Gardy Chacha | 5 years ago

Bilharzia: Disease that disables more than it kills

Matendechero says the disease has very adverse effects yet continues to receive little emphasis in terms of awareness creation or steps being taken to control its spread.

Maureen Odiwuor | 5 years ago

WHO urges developing countries to fund tropical diseases fight

The World Health Organization called on developing countries on Thursday to invest $1 per person per year until 2030 to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and improve the health and well-being of more than 1.5 billion people.

Reuters | 7 years ago