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Prevalence, intensity and risk factors of tungiasis in Kilifi County, Kenya II

May 16, 2019

Prevalence, intensity and risk factors of tungiasis in Kilifi County, Kenya II

Lynne Elson and colleagues find that prevention of tungiasis needs to focus on hardening the floors of resource-poor families and integrating daily foot washing with soap into water, hygiene and sanitation programs.

Image credit: Elson L, Wiese S, Feldmeier H, Fillinger U (2019)

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Catalyzing NTD gender and equity research: A call for papers

For NTDs, sex and gender roles can have a profound effect on healthcare access, health outcomes, and caregiver responsibilities. The Uniting to Combat NTDs Equity Working Group, in partnership with PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, is inviting manuscripts for a special journal supplement on gender and NTDs. Read the Editorial.

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Catalyzing NTD gender and equity research: A call for papers

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