Donated drugs boost protection against neglected tropical diseases

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 16 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f351
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

An increase in the number of donated drugs has enabled more people to be protected against neglected tropical diseases, the World Health Organization has said.

Its second report on neglected tropical diseases says that funding and the donation of drugs have helped to speed up actions and initiatives that have “a measurable impact in affected countries with considerable scale-up of preventive chemotherapy interventions.”1

The report lists all the drug donations, including an unlimited supply of …

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