Neglected Tropical Diseases


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WHO exhorts dracunculiasis-endemic countries to achieve interruption of transmission by 2015

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23 May 2014, Geneva -The atmosphere was that of optimism. A sense of jubilation pervaded the rather official setting of Room XXII at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

“I’ve never seen an informal dracunculiasis meeting which is so packed,” said Dr Alhousseini Maiga, Regional Advisor for dracunculiasis eradication in Africa and focal point for neglected tropical diseases in West Africa, who retires from WHO this year after 25 years.

The poster outside the meeting room set the tone.

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