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Title Working to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases : first WHO report on neglected tropical diseases
Published Geneva, Switzerland : World Health Organization, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 172 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents Executive summary -- -- PART 1 -- 1. Neglected tropical diseases: a paradigm shift -- 2. Sixty years of growing concern -- 3. Human and economic burden -- 4. Ways forward -- -- PART 2 -- 5. Neglected tropical diseases in the world today -- 6. Global and regional plans for prevention and control -- 7. Conclusions -- -- Annex 1. Resolutions of the World Health Assembly on neglected tropical diseases -- Annex Official list of indicators for monitoring progress on the Millennium Development Goals -- Annex 3. Summary of metadata -- Annex 4. Methods used to prepare maps and charts
Summary "Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) blight the lives of a billion people worldwide and threaten the health of millions more. These ancient companions of poverty weaken impoverished populations, frustrate the achievement of health in the Millennium Development Goals and impede global health and economies has convinced governments, donors, the pharmaceutical industry and other agencies, including nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), to invest in preventing and controlling this diverse group of diseases. Global efforts to control "hidden" diseases, such as dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease), leprosy, gains including the imminent eradication of dracunculiasis. Since 1989 (when most endemic countries began reporting monthly from each endemic village), the number of new dracunculiasis cases has fallen from 892 055 in 12 endemic countries to 3190 in 4 countries in 2009, a decrease of more than 99%. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends five public-health strategies for the prevention and control of NTDs: preventive chemotherapy; intensified case-management; vector control; the provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene; and veterinary public health (that is, applying veterinary sciences to ensure the health and well-being of humans). Although one approach and delivered locally."--Page vii
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Communicable diseases -- Prevention.
Tropical medicine.
Communicable Disease Control -- standards.
Developing Countries.
Endemic Diseases -- prevention & control.
Global Health.
Parasitic Diseases -- prevention & control.
Public Health -- standards.
Tropical Medicine -- trends.
Form Electronic book
Author Crompton, D. W. T. (David William Thomasson), 1937-
Daumerie, Denis.
Savioli, Lorenzo.
World Health Organization. Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases.
ISBN 9240685677 (electronic bk.)
9789240685673 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles First WHO report on neglected tropical diseases