Better quantifying the global burden of podoconiosis

Great work by Dr Kebede Deribe, at the University of Sussex and Addis Ababa University, who have funding from the Wellcome Trust to develop a global atlas of podoconiosis over the next 5 years. While there are estimates that put the figure as high as 4 million people, it is difficult to accurately assess the number of podoconiosis patients around the world because the diagnosis of this disease is challenging.

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