In the developing world thousands of people die every year of diseases that don't register on the radar of the pharma industry. One doctor is working to help those who suffer from so-called "neglected tropical diseases."
Many Tanzanians continue to succumb to non-communicable diseases every year. Despite several health campaigns, the majority get to know their health status when it's too late to save them, writes Anaclet Rwegayura.
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Over a billion of the most vulnerable people in the world are afflicted by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). As Professor Martin Kollmann from CBM International in Nairobi explains, it is more than a matter of health.
Heart problems - that's how Chagas disease may manifest itself. But by then, the infection will have been in a patient's body for many years. That’s why the disease is rarely treated. But it also has to do with poverty.
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