Ten failings in global neglected tropical diseases control

by Peter J. Hotez
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(12): e0005896, Published: December 21, 2017

4 pp. 434 kB

Over the course of the last decade, the global community has made tremendous progress towards neglected tropical disease (NTD) control or even elimination, especially for some of the 20 conditions now recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). However, there remain important and substantive gaps in our achievements. Some of these gaps are glaring and obvious, and the fact that they continue to be ignored by global leaders and policymakers approaches a moral failing or outrage. Listed here are 10 of what the author considers to be our greatest missed opportunities, including some that he previously highlighted as priorities for the new WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros

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