Ripple Effect

Working to end neglected tropical diseases also promotes the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), writes the WHO's Mathieu Bangert. He points to his scoping review that documents the impact that interventions aimed at neglected diseases have on each of the 17 SDGs.
 
For example, Bangert argues, when children are given deworming medicines to rid their bodies of parasites, the impact is broad. “Uninfected children learn better, eat better and contribute more to the economy later in life,” he writes. Plus, to distribute medicine to millions of children, countries must improve transportation and work with international partnerships.
 
Source: BioMed Central On Health Blog

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