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Published on 27 Jan 2016

This Week in Global Health or TWiGH presents a video about Mycetoma.

To highlight the Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Awareness Week, TWiGH brings to you a conversation with Amy Maxmen- who recently wrote a series on Mycetoma with Global Health Now. Mycetoma is a disease, so neglected, that it is not even on the WHO NTD list. Mycetoma was selected by Global Health Now as the most neglected disease in 2015 between 170 entries for its annual 'Untold Stories in Global Health' contest. Mycetoma is a disfiguring, chronic subcutaneous infection of the limbs, caused by bacterial actinomycetes or fungi. The disease is endemic in parts of Africa, India, and Mexico. It does not have a cure and very little is known about it. To learn more about Mycetoma, please check out Global Health Now's 3 part series on Mycetoma by Amy Maxmen.