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WHO Member Nations Pass Resolution To Add Mycetoma To NTD List

Global Health NOW: Attention Finally for a Neglected Disease
“By the time mycetoma — a terrifying and obscure tropical infection — reached the discussion floor of the World Health Assembly at the end of last week, most officials had flown home. … [I]t was Ahmed Fahal, the Sudanese director of the world’s only Mycetoma Research Center, who remained to ask WHO’s member nations to make the condition number 18 on the official list of 17 neglected diseases. … [T]he resolution passed at 10am Saturday morning…” (Maxmen, 5/28).

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