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Integration of control of neglected tropical diseases into health-care systems: challenges and opportunities.

Gyapong, John O, Gyapong, Margaret, Yellu, Nathaniel, Anakwah, Kwadwo, Amofah, George, Bockarie, Moses and Adjei, Sam (2010) 'Integration of control of neglected tropical diseases into health-care systems: challenges and opportunities.'. Lancet, Vol 375, Issue 9709, pp. 160-5.

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Abstract

Although progress has been made in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, current financial resources and global political commitments are insufficient to reach the World Health Assembly's ambitious goals. Increased efforts are needed to expand global coverage. These efforts will involve national and international harmonisation and coordination of the activities of partnerships devoted to control or elimination of these diseases. Rational planning and integration into regular health systems is essential to scale up these interventions to achieve complete eradication of these diseases. Programmes with similar delivery strategies and interventions-such as those for onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, and soil-transmitted helminthiasis-could be managed on the same platform and together. Furthermore, better-resourced programmes-such as those for malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis-could work closely with those for neglected tropical diseases to their mutual benefit and the benefit of the entire health system.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the second in a Series of four papers about neglected tropical diseases.
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 800 Helminthiasis
WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 880 Filariasis and related conditions (General)
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 680 Tropical diseases (General)
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 885 Onchocerciasis
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61249-6
Depositing User: Users 67 not found.
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2010 09:35
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 14:19
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/1058

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