The cross-cutting contribution of the end of neglected tropical diseases to the sustainable development goals

by Mathieu Bangert, David H. Molyneux, Steve W. Lindsay et al.
Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 2017 6:73 – Published: 4 April 2017

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for an integrated response, the kind that has defined Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) efforts in the past decade. NTDs proliferate in less developed areas in countries across the income spectrum, areas where large numbers of people have little or no access to adequate health care, clean water, sanitation, housing, education, transport and information. This scoping review assesses how in this context, ending the epidemic of the NTDs can impact and improve our prospects of attaining the SDGs.

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