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October 2nd, 2013

Political leadership is essential to tackle neglected tropical diseases successfully

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

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October 2nd, 2013

Political leadership is essential to tackle neglected tropical diseases successfully

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

More than 20 academics from Africa and Europe attended a London workshop co-hosted by LSE recently to discuss adopting a more biosocial approach to controlling neglected tropical diseases, which affect more than 1 billion people worldwide.
The videos posted here reflect a range of views from leading experts trying to find the middle ground between scientists, anthropologists, drug companies and funding bodies in tackling this health crisis in Africa and Latin America.

Professor Mutamid Amin would like to see the politicians taking the leads in making sure sufferers of NTDs get the help they need.

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Professor Mutamid Amin from Afhad University for Women in Omdurman, Sudan, is closely involved with designing a program to control neglected tropical diseases in his region. His goal is to use a model based on communities mobilising, engaging and motivating themselves to manage and control schistosomiasis.

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