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Experts Fear Nigeria Facing Resurgence Of Leprosy, As More Attention Given To Other Diseases

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Leprosy neglected in Nigeria as health spotlight turns away
“…In 2016, Nigeria recorded 2,576 new cases, of which 149 were children, ranking third among African countries with the highest burden of leprosy, after Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo. Experts are worried that Nigeria could be facing a re-emergence of leprosy, at a time when the global health spotlight and funding focuses on diseases like HIV and malaria…” (Nwaubani, 10/27).

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