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2010 in review: key health issues

Children filtering water in a village in southern Sudan
WHO/Gautam Biswas

Control of neglected tropical diseases is feasible

Neglected tropical diseases thrive in impoverished settings, where housing is substandard, environments are contaminated with filth, and disease-spreading insects and animals abound.

The misery and disability caused by these diseases can now be substantially reduced according to the WHO report Working to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases.

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