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This Group Helps Fight Devastating Diseases The World Ignores

09:39 EST 1 Dec 2016 | Topix

The Drugs For Neglected Diseases Initiative develops treatments for neglected tropical diseases - a group of at least 18 diseases, such as elephantiasis and river blindness, which affect more than 1 billion people but are largely unknown and under-resourced since they mainly impact poor communities. "They're diseases that nobody has ever heard of, that are difficult to pronounce, that do not make headlines," DNDi's Rachel Cohen says in the video above.

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