The NIHR funded Brighton and Sussex Medical School’s partnerships to tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): The Global Health Research Unit on NTDs and The 5S Foundation aim to improve the health and wellbeing of people affected by three highly neglected conditions in Ethiopia, Sudan and Rwanda.

Since 2017 we have carried out a highly successful needs-driven research programme into three conditions considered severely neglected in terms of research, public attention and political will: podoconiosis (a progressive, disabling form of leg swelling seen in barefoot farmers); mycetoma (a destructive infection of the skin and underlying tissues) and scabies (a profoundly irritating skin condition caused by burrowing mites).

Read more about our two programmes:

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