Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) afflict more than 1.4 billion people, many of whom live on less than $1.25 a day. While there are effective ways to manage NTDs, policy-makers and funders have only recently begun to recognize the economic and public health importance of controlling NTDs. The IOM's Forum on Microbial Threats held a workshop September 21-22, 2010, to discuss the science of and policy surrounding NTDs.BMC Public Health 5:119. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458- 5-119.pdf. Holveck, J. C., J. P. ... PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2(9):e300. Lammie, P. J., J. F. Lindo, W. E. ... 2009. Epidemiological profiles of neglected diseases and other infections related to poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean.
|Title||:||The Causes and Impacts of Neglected Tropical and Zoonotic Diseases:|
|Author||:||Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2011-05-31|