Snakebite remains a major public health challenge in many parts of rural Africa, Asia and South America. Available estimates suggest that there are about 94 000 deaths across the world annually due to snakebites; a conservative estimate as many deaths in low and middle-income countries are not reported.The burden on health systems due to snakebite is much higher than what is indicated by the mortality, because even non-venomous snakebite victims visit healthcare facilities for assessment and the morbidity due to snakebite has been scarcely documented. 134 more words
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Khartoum, 7th July 2017. Its July 2017, and I’m back in Khartoum for a third time. The mission: to write a mycetoma app in 10 days. 463 more words
By Beatrice Nyangoma
Sylvia Namugerwa a 24-year resident of Buikwe district has been battling with leprosy for the last seventeen years. She says that people look at her as unclean and they don’t allow her to socialize with them for fear of infecting them. 587 more words
To End Neglected Tropical Diseases, Start With The Basics Of Clean Water And Sanitation For The World’s Poorest
To End Neglected Tropical Diseases, Start With The Basics Of Clean Water And Sanitation For The World’s Poorest. Huffington Post, April 26, 2017.
Despite ‘unprecedented progress’ further gains depend on water and sanitation, says the World Health Organization 195 more words