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Data Reveal ‘Unprecedented’ 979M People Treated Globally For At Least 1 NTD In 2015

WHO: Neglected tropical diseases: unprecedented 979 million people treated in 2015 alone
“The World Health Organization (WHO) has released data for 2015 showing that a record 979 million people benefited from large-scale treatment of at least one neglected tropical disease in 2015 alone. This unprecedented achievement may be the first time that so many people have been treated globally as part of a public health intervention in one single year…” (9/30).

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