Mycetoma had landed safely at the Neglected Tropical Diseases of the WHO, Geneva after a long and challenging journey.
The journal was planned, orchestrated and executed by devoted great and giants figures from The Sudan, The Netherland, United Kingdom, Mexico and Switzerland as well as prestigious organisations to mention but a few WHO-Sudan, DNDi, Erasmus Medical Centre, University of Newcastle, Monterrey University, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Swiss Embassy -Sudan and last and not least The Mycetoma Research Centre, Khartoum and University of Khartoum.
This journey is an exemplary of hard and sustained work started in a small room at Hag EL Safi Health Centre, Khartoum North in the seventies of the last century and continued since then. It is an elegant example of sincere collaboration between numerous international bodies and institutes.
This joyful occasion is a stimulant to make a big comma and continue without a full stop to help and serve our needed patients, communities and countries.
The mycetoma webpage at the NTD/WHO at:
Mycetoma, Fact sheet
Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases in Sudan
Unprecedented progress against neglected tropical diseases, WHO reports
WHA69.21 Agenda item 15.3 28 May 2016 Addressing the burden of mycetoma The Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly
WHO Executive Board recommends mycetoma resolution to World Health Assembly
Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly adopts resolution on mycetoma
Biennial meeting of the Global Buruli Ulcer Initiative
Resolutions EB138.R1 Addressing the burden of mycetoma
The Mycetoma resolution submission
Mycetoma, Report by the Secretariat
A Flesh-eating Fungus Wrecks Lives and No One Cares
The Untold Global Health Story of 2015: Mycetoma
The First Clinical Trial in Mycetoma