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Chad becomes the first country in the world to have medicine that cures sleeping sickness known as human African trypanosomiasis. This accomplishment marks the first time a neglected tropical disease has been eradicated in the country.

The success is attributed to sustained efforts by the government, international health organizations, and local communities. Comprehensive strategies, including widespread screening, treatment, and vector control measures, have been instrumental.

This landmark achievement not only improves public health but also sets a precedent for combating other neglected tropical diseases across Africa. Kudos to Chad!

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The Industry Division of the African Union - Economic Development, Tourism, Trade, Industry, Minerals (ETTIM) will hold its 12th Annual 

Industry Stakeholders’ Retreat and the 3rd African SME Development Program Partnership Platform Meeting

đź“Ś Durban, South Africa.

📅 22nd to 26th April 2024.