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Renewed Violence In South Sudan Could Cause Cessation Of NTD Programs

Huffington Post: South Sudan’s Forgotten People and Their Forgotten Diseases
Peter Hotez, founding dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; president, Sabin Vaccine Institute

“Based on a past and horrific legacy, the renewed hostilities in South Sudan could portend a public health crisis from neglected tropical diseases. Reports from organizations such as MSF indicate they are now actively working in South Sudan and providing direct medical care, but we have deep and grave concerns on a potential neglected tropical disease public health tragedy to follow…” (12/31).

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