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Chapter 10 : The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control

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Abstract:

The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are among the leading disabling conditions of humankind. Because of their disfiguring clinical manifestations and their devastating impact on child development, pregnancy outcome, and productive capacity, the core group of 13 NTDs is responsible for a huge disease burden in the low-income countries of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. More than 90% of the NTD global disease burden results from the seven most common conditions-ascariasis, trichuriasis, hookworm infection, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis (LF), trachoma, and onchocerciasis. These seven NTDs, which together result in 52.1 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost annually, are the most common infections of poor people in developing countries, befalling roughly 40% of the 2.7 billion people who live on less than US$2 per day. In order to address these World Health Assembly targets, several very important international public-private partnerships with commitments to NTDs have been established. The mission of the Global Network and its partners is to help those who suffer from and are at risk for the NTDs through effective collaboration, scaling up of existing disease interventions, and development of a new generation of improved control tools. Linking malaria control with NTD control is expected to provide for more efficient use of the limited funds available for vulnerable populations, while at the same time maximizing involvement of the community.

Citation: Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. P. 2008. The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control, p 127-142. In Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555816339.ch10

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Human African Trypanosomiasis
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Chagas' Disease
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Lymphatic Filariasis
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The 10 leading causes of DALYs (modified from Hotez et al., 2007b).

Citation: Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. P. 2008. The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control, p 127-142. In Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555816339.ch10
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Range of treatment costs per person per year for HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, and the rapid-impact package for integrated NTD control (modified from Molyneux et al., 2005). The rapid-impact package costs as little as US$0.50 per person for packaged intervention. Data derived from previous research (Hotez et al., 2007a).

Citation: Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. P. 2008. The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control, p 127-142. In Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555816339.ch10
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Logos of the major NTD partnerships comprising the Global Network for NTD Control.

Citation: Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. P. 2008. The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control, p 127-142. In Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555816339.ch10
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Table 10.1

Ranking of the seven most prevalent NTDs by DALYs

Citation: Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. P. 2008. The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control, p 127-142. In Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555816339.ch10
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Table 10.2

Summary of MDA programs for the most prevalent NTDs

Citation: Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. P. 2008. The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control, p 127-142. In Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555816339.ch10

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