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How to keep fighting neglected tropical diseases during a pandemic

Patients pray for donors before they eat their meal at Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township. Yangon Division January 21, 2014. The hospice was founded in 1989 and houses 118 people. About 3,000 people are newly diagnosed with leprosy in Myanmar every year and about 300,000 people have been cured of the disease since 1991, according to the Myanmar Leprosy Mission. Picture taken January 21, 2014.

Patients pray before eating a meal at a leprosy hospice in Myanmar Image: REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Mary-Jean Nleya
Advisory Board member for Youth Combating NTDs, a writer for The Global Communiqué, and an associate fellow, Royal Commonwealth Society
Noella Bigirimana
Advisory Board Chair for Youth Combating NTDs, and formally Government Fellow, Rwanda Ministry of Health, World Economic Forum
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