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World in Progress: The 2020 health emergencies you haven't heard of (yet)

We are still in the middle of a raging pandemic, fighting the coronavirus outbreak all over the world. But COVID-19 wasn't the only health emergency in 2020. The World Health Organization says they responded to over 60 emergencies, including major outbreaks of the neglected tropical disease chikungunya in Chad, yellow fewer in Togo and Gabon, measles in Mexico, among others.

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DW talks to Dr. Maria Rebollo who heads the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organization's Regional Office for Africa.