Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases: The Neglected Tropical Diseases and Their Impact on Global Health and Development

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ASM Press, 2008 - Antiparasitic agents - 248 pages
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Explains the most significant neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), including social and economic aspects, public health concerns, and preventative measures. Addresses unique opportunities to fight the NTDs through low-cost and highly cost-effective control measures. Raises public awareness about these forgotten diseases and their enormous physical, social, and economic costs to individuals and nations alike, and advocates for the largely voiceless victims living in remote and rural regions. Provides a roadmap to coordinate global advocacy and mobilization of resources to combat these conditions. Conveys important information about this critical global health problem in nontechnical language Explains the links between global health and international economic development Provides information on individuals, companies, and foundations involved in advocacy for the NTDs

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