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Patients with lymphatic filariasis in Tanzania waiting in a health centre in Dar es Salaam

Ending ‘invisible diseases’ of ‘invisible people’: Germany’s contribution to the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases

Nearly a quarter of the world’s population suffers from just 20 profoundly disabling tropical diseases, that have largely managed to stay ‘under the radar’. Germany is a major player in a fresh global effort to shine a light on the Neglected Tropical Diseases and overcome their ravages.

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Emptying a pit latrine, Lusaka, Zambia

Uncomfortable truths: How Shit Flow Diagrams expose the gaps in urban sanitation systems – and help to close them

In rapidly growing cities in Africa and Asia, the sanitation needs of the very poorest are often neglected – to the detriment of public health. By visualising how excreta is managed as it moves through a city, Shit Flow Diagrams can help municipal authorities to prioritise investments where they are needed most.

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Dr John Amuasi, co-chair of The Lancet One Health Commission

A World Health Summit panel calls for a paradigm shift in the implementation of One Health

One Health has traditionally focused on collaboration between human and animal doctors. Panellists at the World Health Summit argued for a paradigm shift to put communities and their natural environments at the center. Four concrete One Health projects show what this can look like in practice.

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