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WHO Strategy To Eliminate Yaws Helped By Pharmaceutical Company Donation Of 40M Antibiotic Tablets

Financial Times: WHO steps closer to eliminating tropical disease
“…Almost 40 years [since smallpox eradication, the WHO] believes it can notch up a second victory by eliminating yaws, a neglected tropical¬†disease that mainly affects children in the world’s poorest countries. The breakthrough in the fight against an illness that can lead to deformity and disability if left untreated, follows a pledge by Brazilian pharmaceutical company EMS to donate 40m tablets of the antibiotic azithromycin this year…” (Smyth, 4/25).