Indonesia: An Emerging Market Economy Beset by Neglected Tropical Diseases

Despite an enormous population and growing economy, the nation of Indonesia has some of the world’s highest concentrations of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). These NTDs may thwart future national growth and recent gains. Yet, Indonesia and its Ministry of Health, together with the World Health Organization (WHO), have embarked on an ambitious effort to quickly assemble a health and scientific infrastructure suitable for eliminating its NTDs.
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