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Title The causes and impacts of neglected tropical and zoonotic diseases : opportunities for integrated intervention strategies : workshop summary / Eileen R. Choffnes and David A. Relman, rapporteurs ; Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 578 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Workshop overview -- Contributed manuscripts -- Regional approaches to neglected tropical diseases control in Latin America and the Caribbean / Steven Kenyon Ault and Mirta Roses Periago -- Neglected tropical diseases, conflict, and the right to health / Chris Beyrer, Sonal Singh, and Darshan Sudarshi -- Parasite Prevalence and the worldwide distribution of cognitive ability / Christopher Eppig, Corey L. Fincher, and Randy Thornhill -- The Neglected tropical diseases: current status of control and the U.K. contribution / Alan Fenwick -- Integrated implementation of programs targeting neglected tropical diseases through preventive chemotherapy: proving the feasibility at national-scale / Mary Linehan et al. -- Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) slated for elimination and eradication / Donald R. Hopkins -- The neglected tropical diseases and the neglected infections of poverty: overview of their common features, global disease burden and distribution, new control tools, and prospects for disease elimination / Peter J. Hotez -- Neglected infections of poverty in the United States of America / Peter J. Hotez -- Developing vaccines to combat hookworm infection and intestinal schistosomiasis / Peter J. Hotez et al. -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation approach and strategy to the neglected tropical diseases 1998-2010 / Julie Jacobson and Regina Rabinovich -- Progress in control and elimination of human African trypanosomiasis, 2010 / Jean Jannin, Pere P. Simarro, and José R. Franco -- Schistosomiasis: challenges and opportunities / Charles H. King -- Neglected zoonotic diseases / Lonnie King -- Diagnostic needs for NTD programs / Patrick J. Lammie et al. -- Neglected tropical and zoonotic diseases and their impact on women's and children's health / Marian C. McDonald -- Global funding of new products for neglected tropical diseases / Mary Moran -- The global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis: health impact after 8 years / Eric A. Ottesen et al. -- The economic benefits resulting from the first 8 years of the global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (2000-2007) / Brian K. Chu et al. -- Neglected tropical diseases: the development of a brand with no copyright. A shift from a disease-centered to a tool-centered strategic approach / Lorenzo Savioli, Antonio Montresor, and Albis F. Gabrielli -- Looking beyond the lamp post: addressing social determinants of neglected tropical diseases in devising integrated control strategies / Jerry M. Spiegel -- Chagas disease impact and opportunities: beyond the historical dogma / Rick L. Tarleton
Summary "Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) afflict more than 1.4 billion people, many of whom live on less than $1.25 a day. While there are effective ways to manage NTDs, policy-makers and funders have only recently begun to recognize the economic and public health importance of controlling NTDs. The IOM's Forum on Microbial Threats held a workshop September 21-22, 2010, to discuss the science of and policy surrounding NTDs."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Tropical medicine -- Congresses.
Zoonoses -- Congresses.
Parasitic Diseases -- prevention & control.
Zoonoses -- prevention & control.
Parasitic Diseases -- economics.
Tropical Medicine.
Tropical Medicine -- economics.
Global Health.
Developing Countries -- economics.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Choffnes, Eileen R.
Relman, David A.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Microbial Threats.
ISBN 0309186358 (electronic bk.)
9780309186353 (electronic bk.)