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Somalia: A nation at the crossroads of extreme poverty, conflict, and neglected tropical diseases.

Abstract

NTDs and other tropical infections remain widespread in the extremely fragile nation-state Somalia. Until there are significant improvements in Somalia’s chronic complex emergency status, it is unlikely that this situation will experience substantial changes anytime soon. Learning from the active role the government of post-conflict Rwanda took to achieve remarkable gains in health, there is room for the leadership of Somalia and possibly Somaliland and Puntland to one day rebuild its health systems and infrastructure.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Jaffer A
Hotez PJ
Year of Publication
2016
Journal
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Volume
10
Issue
9
Number of Pages
e0004670
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1935-2735
DOI
10.1371/journal.pntd.0004670
Alternate Journal
PLoS Negl Trop Dis
Publication Language
eng