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Despite promise to end Encephalitis and other NTDs by 2030, why is action missing?

Dec 26, 2015 7:03:07 PM - asiantribune.com
By Dr GK Singh and Dr CM Singh, Citizen News Service (CNS) Columnists

Indian government along with other governments of UN member countries had adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the 70th UN General Assembly in New York in September 2015. One of the SDG targets (3.3) promises that "By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases." Encephalitis, one of the NTDs, continues to severely impact under-15 year old people with very little well-coordinated response to contain, and eventually eliminate it. Why?

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