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WHO Strategy To Eliminate Yaws Helped By Pharmaceutical Company Donation Of 40M Antibiotic Tablets

Financial Times: WHO steps closer to eliminating tropical disease
“…Almost 40 years [since smallpox eradication, the WHO] believes it can notch up a second victory by eliminating yaws, a neglected tropical disease that mainly affects children in the world’s poorest countries. The breakthrough in the fight against an illness that can lead to deformity and disability if left untreated, follows a pledge by Brazilian pharmaceutical company EMS to donate 40m tablets of the antibiotic azithromycin this year…” (Smyth, 4/25).

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