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Report Showcases High Burden Of NTDs In India, South Asia

The open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases on Tuesday “published a comprehensive report showcasing the disproportionately high burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in India and South Asia,” the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease’s “End the Neglect” blog reports. “These diseases of poverty continue to plague the 1.5 billion people living in the region, despite the World Bank’s recent report that South Asia experienced seven percent overall economic growth in 2010,” the blog writes (10/25).