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African Leaders Review Index To Help Monitor NTD Treatment, Progress

SciDevNet: Index adopted to track NTD treatment in Africa
“African leaders have adopted a new index that helps track progress in mass treatment of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Sub-Saharan Africa. Five NTDs — lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths, and trachoma — were added to African heads of states’ annual scorecard or index on disease progress last month (28 January), during the 30th African Union summit in Ethiopia…” (Hinneh, 2/16).