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NTDs Threaten Indonesia’s Economic Growth, Researchers Say

Wall Street Journal: Diseases Threaten Indonesia’s Economic Health
“Indonesia’s high rate of economic growth could fall victim to its high rate of tropical disease, warns a study by a team of U.S.-based academics and disease experts from the World Health Organization. Published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE, ‘An Emerging Market Economy Beset by Neglected Tropical Diseases’ reports that Indonesia has some of the world’s highest concentrations of these diseases, including dengue and leprosy…” (Schonhardt, 3/8).

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