AIDS claims around three million lives every year; tuberculosis some 1.7 million lives; malaria, over one million. The international community is right to focus on preventing and tackling these three big killer diseases. However, in doing so, it should not forget that at least one billion people one-sixth of the worlds population suffer from one or more neglected tropical diseases. The burden of these diseases, some of which reinforce AIDS and TB, is incalculable.Diseases such as Buruli Ulcer, D...

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