Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases The Neglected Tropical Diseases and Their Impact on Global Health and Development

ISBN-10: 1555818749
ISBN-13: 9781555818746
Edition: 2nd 2013
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: ASM Press
Publication date: 5/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 275
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.35" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

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.

Foreword to the Second Edition, Soledad O'Brien
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Neglected Tropical Diseases: the Ancient Afflictions of Stigma and Poverty
"The Unholy Trinity": the Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections Ascariasis, Trichuriasis, and Hookworm Infection
Schistosomiasis (Snail Fever)
The Filarial Infections: Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephantiasis) and Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm)
The Blinding Neglected Tropical Diseases: Onchocerciasis (River Blindness) and Trachoma
The Mycobacterial Infections: Buruli Ulcer and Leprosy
The Kinetoplastid Infections: Human African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping Sickness), Chagas Disease, and the Leishmaniases
The Urban Neglected Tropical Diseases: Leptospirosis, Dengue, and Rabies
The Neglected Tropical Diseases of North America
The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Future Trends in Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases and the Antipoverty Vaccines
Repairing the World
Appendix: What Are the NTDs?
Index
About the Author

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