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Why the world needs CLARA

Neglected diseases affect the poorest people around the world. The available treatments can have severe side effects and have been around for decades, often without new developments.

But even if there are recently developed treatments, they are usually too expensive for resource-deprived nations and sometimes inaccessible due to stock shortages.

The neglected skin disease Cutaneous Leishmaniasis is one example. It is caused by a parasite that creates rotting flesh wounds and can be lethal if left untreated. However, studies show that using heat treatment at 50°C has a response rate of 73%.

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Fábio Nascimento-DNDi

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