Diagnoses of Emerging but neglected diseases (END’s) in Africa: challenges and prospects

  • Stephen T. Odonkor Radiological and Medical Sciences Research Institute (RAMSRI) of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission P. O. Box LG 80, Legon-Accra, Ghana
  • Tahiru Mahami Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute (BNARI), of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission P. O. Box LG 80, Legon-Accra, Ghana
  • Hubert Nyarko Department of Laboratory Technology University of Cape coast
Keywords: disease, diagnosis, Africa, emerging, neglected, infection


Emerging but neglected diseases (ENDs) are a significant burden on global economies and public health. ENDs impact over 1 billion of the world‘s poorest populations and require special attention. However, within the ENDs recognized by the World Health Organization, some are also dually categorized as emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. The diagnosis of the ENDs presents a great challenge to African economies.


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