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Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases : ‘‘barriers’’ to Child Development and Human Potential ; the Case for Including the ‘‘neglected Enteric Protozoa’’ Nep and Other Enteropathy-associated Pathogens in the Ntds, Volume 7

By Hill, David

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Title: Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases : ‘‘barriers’’ to Child Development and Human Potential ; the Case for Including the ‘‘neglected Enteric Protozoa’’ Nep and Other Enteropathy-associated Pathogens in the Ntds, Volume 7  
Author: Hill, David
Volume: Volume 7
Language: English
Subject: Journels, Science, Neglected Tropical Diseases
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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Publisher: Plos

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Hill, D. (n.d.). Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases : ‘‘barriers’’ to Child Development and Human Potential ; the Case for Including the ‘‘neglected Enteric Protozoa’’ Nep and Other Enteropathy-associated Pathogens in the Ntds, Volume 7. Retrieved from http://kindle.worldlibrary.net/


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Description : The World Health Organization (WHO) has set forth ambitious efforts to control, and where possible, eliminate the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that contribute to poverty and ‘‘impair the ability of those infected to achieve their full potential, both developmentally and socioeconomically’’ [1,2]. This neglected disease initiative’s (NDI) purpose has been to close the existing poverty gap between individuals living in low/middle-income and high-income countries, and thus facilitate the achievement of the 2000 Millennium Developmental Goals [3]. The gap is still large. Yet, some marked achievements of the NDI, including coordinated administration of preventive chemotherapy to nearly 670 million children globally and the imminent elimination of dracunculiasis, give hope that the WHO’s NTD paradigm, a ‘‘five-pronged’’ approach of 1) preventive chemotherapy, 2) intensified case-management, 3) vector control, 4) provision of safe water, sanitation, and hygiene, and 5) veterinary public health, are proving beneficial [

 

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