In Cameroon, MSF is working to treat Buruli ulcer, one of the most neglected but treatable diseases in the world. This bacterial infection causes deformation of limbs and disability if not treated in time. A study (SOURCE\?) done in 2007 showed that Buruli Ulcer infects on average 45 out of 10,000 people.
In the rural district of Akonolinga in Cameroon, MSF has set up a Buruli centre, which screens patients and treats the disease with antibiotics, skin grafting and physiotherapy. Treatment involves a lengthy therapy that can take up to a year, and since setting up the treatment centre in 2002, MSF has treated around 800 patients.