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Progress on eliminating neglected tropical diseases is too slow, report warns

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3465 (Published 25 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3465
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

The number of people receiving treatment for at least one neglected tropical disease is increasing, but progress is still too slow to meet key targets, a new report has warned.

The third monitoring report on progress to eliminate neglected tropical diseases1 showed that 43.3% of the world’s people who need treatment with preventive chemotherapy for at least one of five neglected tropical diseases have received it. This was up from 35.5% in 2008. The disease with the largest treatment coverage is …

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