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[Comment] Prevalence surveys for podoconiosis and other neglected skin diseases: time for an integrated approach

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Understanding of the geographical distribution of diseases is needed to inform health service design and delivery. It is also a necessary step in targeting priority areas and serves as a baseline to measure the impact of future interventions. In The Lancet Global Health, Kebede Deribe and colleagues1 present a large-scale nationwide prevalence survey for podoconiosis in all 30 districts across Rwanda. Podoconiosis is a neglected tropical disease and data on its prevalence and geographical distribution worldwide is scarce.

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