Neglected Tropical Diseases   South Asia Book

Neglected Tropical Diseases South Asia


  • Author : Sunit K. Singh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-03-19
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319684932

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Neglected Tropical Diseases South Asia Excerpt :

This book covers all aspects of Neglected Tropical Diseases in the region of South Asia. NTDs constitute a significant part of the total disease burden in this geographic area, including soil borne helminth infections, vector borne viral infections, protozoan infections and a few bacterial infections. The current volume covers the most common neglected viral, bacterial and protozoan infections. On top of that, the last part of the volume is dedicated to the management of neglected tropical diseases.

Neglected Tropical Diseases   East Asia Book

Neglected Tropical Diseases East Asia


  • Author : Jürg Utzinger
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-05-31
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030120085

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Neglected Tropical Diseases East Asia Excerpt :

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of diseases frequently found in impoverished communities in tropical and sub-tropical countries. The risk for many of the NTDs is high in both deprived urban and rural areas of East Asia. Adapted to the endemic settings and characteristics of the diseases, a range of tools and strategies are currently being rolled out for the large-scale control of many NTDs. Both vector control measures and community sensitization programmes have for example been used to control dengue in urbanized settings. Challenges posed by yaws and lymphatic filariasis are being addressed by mass drug administration, while rabies requires the involvement of the veterinary public health sector for disease control. For leprosy, an elimination target has been defined; however, achieving this goal remains a considerable challenge. Food-borne trematodiases, on the other hand, are emerging and require a deeper understanding of its burden in East Asia and how these diseases can be tackled in a cost-effective manner. Finally, factors, such as an increase of non-communicable diseases due to changing lifestyles which accompany economic growth, the spreading HIV epidemic as well as climate change and the occurrence of natural disasters can potentially affect the epidemiology and control of NTDs. This volume discusses the mentioned topics in detail with contributions by experts in the respective research areas from different working environments.

Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases Book

Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases


  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2015-08-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : 9789241564861

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Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases Excerpt :

This report repositions a group of 17 neglected tropical diseases on the global development agenda at a time of profound transitions in the economies of endemic countries and in thinking about the overarching objectives of development. In doing so it reinvigorates the drive to prevent control eliminate or eradicate diseases that blind maim and disfigure making life miserable for more than a billion people. Undetected and untreated several almost invariably kill. The burden of these diseases is further amplified by the fact that many require chronic and costly care underscoring the economic as well as the health benefits of preventive chemotherapy and early detection and care. The report brings a new dimension to long-term thinking about the future approach to these diseases. For the first time it sets out financing needs options and targets for meeting WHO Roadmap goals by 2020 but also for reaching universal coverage of all people in need by 2030. The report makes one investment case for cost-effectiveness and a second investment case where equity is the focus. It sets targets for ending catastrophic health expenditures and as part of the drive to strengthen health systems for getting services closer to where people live.

Neglected and Emerging Tropical Diseases in South and Southeast Asia and Northern Australia Book

Neglected and Emerging Tropical Diseases in South and Southeast Asia and Northern Australia


  • Author : Patricia Graves
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2018-08-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038970897

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Neglected and Emerging Tropical Diseases in South and Southeast Asia and Northern Australia Excerpt :

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Neglected and Emerging Tropical Diseases in South and Southeast Asia and Northern Australia" that was published in TropicalMed

Disease Control Priorities  Third Edition  Volume 6  Book

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 6


  • Author : King K. Holmes
  • Publisher : Disease Control Priorities
  • Release Date : 2017-11-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 1464805245

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Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 6 Excerpt :

Infectious diseases are the leading cause of death globally, particularly among children and young adults. The spread of new pathogens and the threat of antimicrobial resistance pose particular challenges in combating these diseases. Major Infectious Diseases identifies feasible, cost-effective packages of interventions and strategies across delivery platforms to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, malaria, adult febrile illness, viral hepatitis, and neglected tropical diseases. The volume emphasizes the need to effectively address emerging antimicrobial resistance, strengthen health systems, and increase access to care. The attainable goals are to reduce incidence, develop innovative approaches, and optimize existing tools in resource-constrained settings.

Elimination of Infectious Diseases from the South East Asia Region Book

Elimination of Infectious Diseases from the South East Asia Region


  • Author : Poonam Khetrapal Singh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2021-11-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9811655650

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Elimination of Infectious Diseases from the South East Asia Region Excerpt :

This book discusses the historical context, country experience, and best practices that led to eliminating infectious diseases from the WHO’s South-East Asia Region, such as malaria, lymphatic filariasis, yaws, trachoma, and mother-to-child HIV in the mid-twentieth and twenty-first century. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (3.3) targets to end AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases by 2030. In this context, this book is of high significance to countries from the SEA region and around the globe. It helps create national strategies and action plans on infectious disease elimination and thus attaining SDG 3.3.

Neglected Tropical Diseases Book

Neglected Tropical Diseases


  • Author : David C. Swinney
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-09-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527343041

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A drug discovery reference to the crippling tropical diseases that affect more than 1 billion people. Neglected Tropical Diseases is the first book of its kind to offer a guide that follows the World Health Organization?s list of neglected tropical diseases. The authors?all are experts on the topic?address the development of effective treatments for 12 crippling infectious diseases that affect almost 20% of the world?s popluation. The book includes information on the common approaches and the most important factors that lead to the development of new drugs for treating tropical diseases. Individual chapters review 12 neglected tropical diseases that are grouped by infectious agent, from viruses to bacteria to eukaryotic parasites. For each of these diseases, the book explains the unmet medical need and explores the current and potential drug discovery strategies. The book also includes information on potential drug compounds derived from natural products. This important book: -Ties together information from different sources for developing novel treatsments forneglected tropical diseases -Is aligned with WHO?s initiative to eradicate tropical diseases -Outlines current and potential drugs for treating tropical diseases -Provides a standard reference for the entire field Written for medicinal chemists, pharmaceutical chemists, pharmaceutical industry, virologists, parasitologists, and specialists on tropics medicine, Neglected Tropical Diseases offers an essential guide and a systematic reference for the development of successful treatments for 12 crippling infectious diseases.

Working to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases Book

Working to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases


  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9789241564090

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Working to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases Excerpt :

"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." - p. vii

Sustaining the Drive to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases Book

Sustaining the Drive to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases


  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 9789241564540

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Sustaining the Drive to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases Excerpt :

"Produced under the overall direction and supervision of Dr. Lorenzo Savioli (Director) and Dr. Denis Daumerie (Programme Manager), WHO Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases"--Back of title page.

Forgotten People  Forgotten Diseases Book

Forgotten People Forgotten Diseases


  • Author : Peter J. Hotez
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-07-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781555818753

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Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases Second Edition The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are the most common infections of the world's poor, but few people know about these diseases and why they are so important. This second edition of Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases provides an overview of the NTDs and how they devastate the poor, essentially trapping them in a vicious cycle of extreme poverty by preventing them from working or attaining their full intellectual and cognitive development. Author Peter J. Hotez highlights a new opportunity to control and perhaps eliminate these ancient scourges, through alliances between nongovernmental development organizations and private-public partnerships to create a successful environment for mass drug administration and product development activities. Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases also Addresses the myriad changes that have occurred in the field since the previous edition. Describes how NTDs have affected impoverished populations for centuries, changing world history. Considers the future impact of alliances between nongovernmental development organizations and private-public partnerships. Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases is an essential resource for anyone seeking a roadmap to coordinate global advocacy and mobilization of resources to combat NTDs.

End in Sight Book

End in Sight


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Medicine, Preventive
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9290225270

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Neglected Tropical Diseases  NTD  Book

Neglected Tropical Diseases NTD


  • Author : Tiaji Salaam-Blyther
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 55
  • ISBN 10 : 9781437981148

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Neglected Tropical Diseases NTD Excerpt :

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.

Skin Related Neglected Tropical Diseases  Skin NTDs   A New Challenge Book

Skin Related Neglected Tropical Diseases Skin NTDs A New Challenge


  • Author : Roderick J. Hay
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2019-07-31
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039212538

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Skin Related Neglected Tropical Diseases Skin NTDs A New Challenge Excerpt :

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue Skin-Related Neglected Tropical Diseases (Skin-NTDs)—A New Challenge that was published in TropicalMed

Public Health in East and Southeast Asia Book

Public Health in East and Southeast Asia


  • Author : Roger Detels
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520289833

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Public Health in East and Southeast Asia Excerpt :

Public Health in East and Southeast Asia presents an overview of the state of public health across this vast region and considers the challenges and prospects for its future advancement. It pays particular attention to how rapid economic progress has brought accelerated change, both demographic and epidemiological, to an area already marked by great heterogeneity in health status and public health systems. In comparative and thematically oriented chapters, leading scholars consider such issues as changes in values and lifestyles, infectious diseases, nutrition, tobacco, chronic diseases, accidents and injury, environmental health, occupational health, the effect of globalization, and health services.