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2: Neglected Diseases, and How to Beat Them


In the second episode of this six-part series, we are looking at the DNDi’s work on mycetoma, an infection that slowly inflicts disfigurement and disability on patients in rural, often isolated and underserved regions in the global south. Here to talk us through the disease and DNDi’s work against it are Wendy van de Sande, and Ahmed Fahal.

Wendy van de Sande
is an Associate Professor in the Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam.

Ahmed Fahal
is Professor of Surgery at the University of Khartoum, Sudan.


Mentioned in the episode
•  Sudanese mycetoma patients – their stories
•  Sudan’s Mycetoma Research Center
•  the drug itraconazole and its problems

If you have thoughts on anything you heard in this episode and want to share them or contribute to the magazine, then drop me an email at [email protected]

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