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The neglected tropical diseases are the most common conditions affecting the poorest globally in sub-Saharan Africa with billions of people infected with one or more of the neglected tropical diseases. The World Health Organization has identified 17 core neglected tropical diseases among the numerous ones which exist globally. The global burden of these diseases has prompted a lot of interventions from different international and national organizations aimed at fighting to eliminate, eradicate or control the diseases by 2020. This review identifies the risk factors of the major neglected tropical diseases and describes the epidemiology, global burden of the diseases as well as highlights on the roadmap in tackling the diseases which focuses in eliminating, eradicating and controlling them by 2020.


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Etefia, E. U. (2019). THE GLOBAL NEGELECTED TROPICAL DISEASES: THE CURRENT STATUS AND THE FUTURE PERSPECTIVE. Mintage Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2320-3315), 9-17. Retrieved from
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