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Japanese Fund to Develop Tools Against Neglected Diseases

A Japanese global health fund has earmarked $12 million to develop tools to fight some of the world’s most neglected diseases. An estimated one billion of the world’s poorest people are afflicted with diseases like schistosomiasis, Chagas disease and parasitic roundworms, and another three billion are at risk of becoming infected.  Many of the diseases, while not fatal, can cause malnutrition, delay children’s growth and impair their cognitive development. The Global Health...

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