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How Tech Can Help Win Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) affect about 1.5 billion of the world's poorest. That's more than one-sixth of the global population. Digital technology could turbo-boost progress in combating them. For instance in Rwanda, drones are now being used to transport blood to frontline health facilities. This technology be further utilised. Prevention of NTDs often involves community-wide drug distribution, for instance, but the safe movement of the medicines from cold storage to the ground level often presents major difficulties, writes Nigeria Health Watch's Ifeanyi Nsofor for African Arguments.



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