past, present, and future management of the diseases, and shows that
treatment is possible, even with existing diagnostic tools and medicines.
However, the report concludes that "in order to break the vicious cycle that leaves tropical diseases neglected, existing programmes which diagnose and treat patients need to be expanded, and medical research needs to develop simpler, more effective tools."
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