Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD): Background, Responses, and Issues for Congress

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DIANE Publishing, 2011 - 55 pages
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Over the past decade, global health has become a priority in U.S. foreign policy, and U.S. funding for related efforts has more than tripled. NTDs, an important focus of U.S. global health assist, may come under scrutiny as Congress debates spending levels for ongoing global health programs. NTDs are a group of 17 diseases found primarily among the poorest people in 149 countries. Some two billion people are at risk of contracting an NTD, of whom more than one billion people are afflicted with one or more. Contents of this report: Background; Prevalence; Control and Treatment Strategies; Advances in Tackling NTDs; U.S. Gov't. Responses to NTDs; Key Issues Related to NTD Control. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.

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