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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
By Lauren Breuning
It’s not easy being a woman in most parts of the world. Women in developed countries like the United States often have their hands full with working full-time, caring for children and managing their households. But if you’re a woman living in one of the world’s poorest regions, the daily tasks required for survival may be next to impossible – especially if you have a neglected tropical disease.
Neglected tropical diseases are a group of diseases caused by bacteria and parasites that live and breed inside more than one billion people around the world. These diseases consume key nutrients in the body, destroy internal organs and cause physical deformities, and they make those who are infected too weak and sick to work, go to school or care for their families. Read more...