Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD): Background, Responses, and Issues for Congress
DIANE Publishing, Apr 1, 2011 - 55 pages
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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112th Congress addressing NTDs Appendix areas Ascariasis Bill & Melinda Buruli Ulcer Carter Center Chagas disease co-infection common NTDs communication with USAID Defining NTDs dengue developing countries disease burden Disease Control disease prevalence DNDi donors Dracunculiasis efforts eliminated endemic fever Figure groups guinea worm disease health challenge health experts health system HIV/AIDS Hookworm Human African trypanosomiasis implementation infected Infectious Diseases Division Institute Latin America leishmaniasis Leprosy lymphatic filariasis malaria Mali mass drug administration MDA campaigns million MRAs Neglected Diseases Neglected Tropical Diseases NGOs NTD control NTD treatments onchocerciasis onchocerciasis river blindness parasites partners PEPFAR Peter Hotez pharmaceutical companies population regional reportedly Research and Development river blindness roundworm Saharan Africa schistosomiasis seven most common sleeping sickness soil-transmitted helminths Source Strategy sub-Saharan Africa Tablets targeted Trachoma treat U.S. global health U.S. Government United USAID vaccine vector control webpage Whipworm World Health