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Recent progress in integrated neglected tropical disease control

Hotez, P., Raff, S., Fenwick, A., Richards, F. and Molyneux, David (2007) 'Recent progress in integrated neglected tropical disease control'. Trends in Parasitology, Vol 23, Issue 11, pp. 511-514.

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Abstract

Three years have passed since the publication of the first of a series of policy papers, which first highlighted the under-appreciated global burden of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and then outlined a rationale for linking vertical control strategies for the seven most prevalent NTDs in a cost-effective pro-poor package of preventive chemotherapy. Since then, global advocacy for these conditions has increased and, with it, new funds for scale-up of integrated NTD control in sub-Saharan Africa. Recent speeches by the Director General of the World Health Organization at regional meetings have referred to NTDs as important global health priorities (www.who.int/dg/speeches/2007). Outlined here is a summary of the recent progress in global efforts to integrate NTD control, with an emphasis on the challenges that lie ahead.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: millennium development goals filariasis elimination control programs malaria africa schistosomiasis onchocerciasis transmission strategy nigeria
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Helminths. Annelida > QX 200 Helminths
QX Parasitology > Helminths. Annelida > QX 301 Filarioidea
QX Parasitology > Helminths. Annelida > QX 355 Schistosoma
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 680 Tropical diseases (General)
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 755.1 General coverage
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 765 Prevention and control
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 800 Helminthiasis
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 810 Schistosomiasis
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 855 Trichinosis
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 880 Filariasis and related conditions (General)
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 885 Onchocerciasis
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Disease Control Strategy Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2007.08.015
Depositing User: Sarah Lewis-Newton
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2012 15:52
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:01
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/1217

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