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Low-Cost Approach Tackles Disease Afflicting World’s Poorest

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by University of Sussex

Researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) are asking governments in the developing world to adopt a low-cost, community-based approach to prevent acute attacks that occur in patients with a devastating neglected tropical disease.

A new study published in The Lancet Global Health shows that a simple package of self-care significantly reduced “acute attacks” among podoconiosis patients. The study was jointly funded by the Wellcome Trust, the UK Medical Research Council and UKAid.

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