Neglected Tropical Diseases   Sub Saharan Africa Book

Neglected Tropical Diseases Sub Saharan Africa

  • Author : John Gyapong
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-01-13
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319254715

Neglected Tropical Diseases Sub Saharan Africa Excerpt :

This book provides an overview on the major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa, such as Leishmaniasis, Buruli Ulcer and Schistosomiasis. In well-structured chapters epidemiology and biology of these parasitic diseases will be discussed in detail. Further, diagnostics and therapeutic approaches as well as prevention strategies will be reviewed. The book will be of interest to basic researchers and clinicians engaged in infectious disease, tropical medicine, and parasitology, and a must-have for scientists specialized in the characteristics of the Sub-Saharan region.

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

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 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

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.

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

Forgotten People Forgotten Diseases Excerpt :

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.

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

Neglected Tropical Diseases Excerpt :

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.

Sex and Gender Dimensions of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Women s Health in Sub saharan Africa Book

Sex and Gender Dimensions of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Women s Health in Sub saharan Africa

  • Author : Sean Daniel Motl
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:897474085

Sex and Gender Dimensions of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Women s Health in Sub saharan Africa Excerpt :

With over a billion people infected worldwide, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are so named not just because of inadequate research and resources but also because of the populations they infect. These are often the poorest of the poor, living on less than US$2 a day. NTDs cripple the poor through social and economic oppression, creating a vicious cycle of neglect. As a particularly vulnerable population, women (both as a sex and as a gender) have distinct challenges. While these diseases have a physical impact on a woman's body, their roles and expectations within a society can further exacerbate the burden of NTDs. With proposals focused on human rights and the Millennium Development Goals, the cycle of neglect can be broken through empowering women medically, politically, economically, and socially. This project presents an analysis of the literature regarding the relationship of women, poverty, and neglected tropical diseases.

In Her Lifetime Book

In Her Lifetime

  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1996-03-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309175883

In Her Lifetime Excerpt :

The relative lack of information on determinants of disease, disability, and death at major stages of a woman's lifespan and the excess morbidity and premature mortality that this engenders has important adverse social and economic ramifications, not only for Sub-Saharan Africa, but also for other regions of the world as well. Women bear much of the weight of world production in both traditional and modern industries. In Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, women contribute approximately 60 to 80 percent of agricultural labor. Worldwide, it is estimated that women are the sole supporters in 18 to 30 percent of all families, and that their financial contribution in the remainder of families is substantial and often crucial. This book provides a solid documentary base that can be used to develop an agenda to guide research and health policy formulation on female health--both for Sub-Saharan Africa and for other regions of the developing world. This book could also help facilitate ongoing, collaboration between African researchers on women's health and their U.S. colleagues. Chapters cover such topics as demographics, nutritional status, obstetric morbidity and mortality, mental health problems, and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.

The Leishmaniases  Old Neglected Tropical Diseases Book

The Leishmaniases Old Neglected Tropical Diseases

  • Author : Fabrizio Bruschi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-01-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319723860

The Leishmaniases Old Neglected Tropical Diseases Excerpt :

Out of the 20 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) prioritized by the World Health Organization, the leishmaniases rank in the top 3 among those caused by protozoa. The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with a comprehensive and updated overview of all the aspects of leishmaniasis with a worldwide perspective – authors of many chapters include eminent scientists from both the Old and New Worlds. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, classically organized into biology and epidemiology, followed by clinical and control aspects. Following an introductory chapter intended to take the reader into the leishmaniasis complexity, a chapter on Leishmania taxonomy reports on the most recent advances in molecular and phylogenetic data. Parasite biology is then described in detail by means of two separate chapters devoted to phlebotomine vectors and reservoir hosts, respectively. The medical part of the book begins with a chapter on basic immunology and immunopathology associated with Leishmania infection, followed by a classical chapter on clinical aspects of different disease entities. The complexity of disease case management is presented by means of 3 chapters, respectively on diagnosis, treatment of visceral forms and treatment of tegumentary forms. Finally, the last chapter deals with the available approaches to control leishmaniasis and related public health issues.

WIPO Re Search  Advancing Product Development for Neglected Infectious Diseases through Global Public Private Partnerships Book

WIPO Re Search Advancing Product Development for Neglected Infectious Diseases through Global Public Private Partnerships

  • Author : World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Publisher : WIPO
  • Release Date : 2019-12-02
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

WIPO Re Search Advancing Product Development for Neglected Infectious Diseases through Global Public Private Partnerships Excerpt :

WIPO Re:Search Consortium unites public and private market forces to address neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), malaria, and tuberculosis (TB) through sharing of intellectual property across sectors and geographies. To date, WIPO Re:Search has catalyzed over 150 R&D collaborations and managed capacity-building fellowships for scientists across sub-Saharan Africa and other low- and middle-income regions. This publication highlights seven exciting collaborations that are advancing solutions to help over one billion people who suffer from NTDs, malaria, and TB.

The Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases  NTDs  on Health and Wellbeing in Sub Saharan Africa  SSA  Book

The Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases NTDs on Health and Wellbeing in Sub Saharan Africa SSA

  • Author : Elizabeth Ochola
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1263615629

The Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases NTDs on Health and Wellbeing in Sub Saharan Africa SSA Excerpt :

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) remain endemic to many regions of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) left behind by socioeconomic progress. As such, these diseases are a proxy for extreme poverty and inequitable access in the political, economic, social, and cultural systems which hinder the attainment of health and wellbeing. NTDs affect marginalized populations who are unable to lobby for their rights and thus have no 'political voice' to influence NTD control interventions. As countries embrace and work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the needs of such vulnerable populations need to be addressed in the local and global arenas. Health is a universal right and is central to happiness, economic progress, and wellbeing. As such, it is important to measure the wellbeing of populations living in some of the poorest and most uneven settings and in so doing identify potential indicators for use in a Global Index of Wellbeing (GLOWING) that will capture the inequities represented by NTDs. The research uses primary qualitative data collected from five NTD endemic counties of Kenya. The study interviews key informants (n=21) and focus groups (n=5) consisting of 7-8 people, involved in studying NTDs or infected / affected by NTDs, respectively. Informed by the capability and the political ecology of health theories, the following objectives were addressed: 1) to identify the political, economic, social, and cultural impacts of NTDs on health and wellbeing; 2) to investigate the capacity of local communities to address the burden of NTDs; 3) to identify potential indicators for use in a Global Index of Wellbeing (GLOWING), that will capture the inequities represented by NTDs. The main findings of this research indicate that first, broad structural factors such as devolution of government services, competing interests, political climate; economic opportunity and productivity; marginalization, illiteracy, gender, cultural norms and practices; psychological

Blue Marble Health Book

Blue Marble Health

  • Author : Peter J. Hotez
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421420462

Blue Marble Health Excerpt :

In 2011, Dr. Peter J. Hotez relocated to Houston to launch Baylor’s National School of Tropical Medicine. He was shocked to discover that a number of neglected diseases often associated with developing countries were widespread in impoverished Texas communities. Despite the United States’ economic prowess and first-world status, an estimated 12 million Americans living at the poverty level currently suffer from at least one neglected tropical disease, or NTD. Hotez concluded that the world’s neglected diseases—which include tuberculosis, hookworm infection, lymphatic filariasis, Chagas disease, and leishmaniasis—are born first and foremost of extreme poverty. In this book, Hotez describes a new global paradigm known as “blue marble health,” through which he asserts that poor people living in wealthy countries account for most of the world’s poverty-related illness. He explores the current state of neglected diseases in such disparate countries as Mexico, South Korea, Argentina, Australia, the United States, Japan, and Nigeria. By crafting public policy and relying on global partnerships to control or eliminate some of the world’s worst poverty-related illnesses, Hotez believes, it is possible to eliminate life-threatening disease while at the same time creating unprecedented opportunities for science and diplomacy. Clear, compassionate, and timely, Blue Marble Health is a must-read for leaders in global health, tropical medicine, and international development, along with anyone committed to helping the millions of people who are caught in the desperate cycle of poverty and disease.

Applications of Nanobiotechnology for Neglected Tropical Diseases Book

Applications of Nanobiotechnology for Neglected Tropical Diseases

  • Author : Fabio Rocha Formiga
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-20
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 604
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128211014

Applications of Nanobiotechnology for Neglected Tropical Diseases Excerpt :

Applications of Nanobiotechnology for Neglected Tropical Diseases describes recent advances in nanobiotechnology that can be applied to reducing the global disease burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The book explores the application of nanotechnology on the development of safe, effective, and reliable tools to prevent, diagnose, and treat NTDs. Furthermore, Applications of Nanobiotechnology for Neglected Tropical Diseases includes multidisciplinary content, combining knowledge from biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, material sciences, pharmacology, and pharmaceutics. The book is divided into three main parts, each outlining one major type of approach: (1) nano-based approaches for prevention, (2) nano-diagnostics and detection, and (3) nanotherapeutics. Each part contains chapters that delve into the different applications of the type of approach being presented in that part. A discussion of other approaches against NTD follows these three parts. This book is remarkable in its ability to encompass and thoroughly explain the latest techniques in nanobiotechnology, from basic research to patient-oriented investigation. Offers a broad overview of nanobiotechnology applied to the prevention, diagnostics, and treatment of NTDs Presents cutting-edge recent advances in nanobiotechnology, focusing on diseases reported by the World Health Organization’s NTDs Roadmap (e.g., leishmaniasis, malaria, schistosomiasis, filariasis, etc.) Provides a deep discussion about ground-breaking approaches designed to meet the medical needs of patients suffering from NTDs Gives examples of multidisciplinary investigations into NTDs, from research labs to clinics

Disease and Mortality in Sub Saharan Africa Book

Disease and Mortality in Sub Saharan Africa

  • Author : Dean T. Jamison
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN 10 : 9780821363980

Disease and Mortality in Sub Saharan Africa Excerpt :

Current data and trends in morbidity and mortality for the sub-Saharan Region as presented in this new edition reflect the heavy toll that HIV/AIDS has had on health indicators, leading to either a stalling or reversal of the gains made, not just for communicable disorders, but for cancers, as well as mental and neurological disorders.