Tropical disease research

Eastern Mediterranean scientific conference highlights research needs for neglected tropical diseases

saha-naseriResearchers, health programme staff and policy-makers concerned with Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and other infectious diseases of poverty met in Beirut, Lebanon, from 11 to 12 May at a scientific conference hosted by the American University of Beirut (AUB) and supported by TDR.

Infectious diseases of poverty are resurgent in a number of countries in the region in part because of political, civil and economic instabilities that have weakened health delivery systems and disease surveillance capacities. Over 400 million people are affected by at least one NTD in this part of the world.

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