Washington, DC, February 18, 2011 (PAHO) - This fact sheet describes the activities carried out by the PAHO
Communicable Disease Project for its neglected disease team to prevent,
control and eliminate neglected ('forgotten') diseases primarily
affecting the most vulnerable, impoverished, and marginalized
populations. Parasitic diseases are a large part in the program's work,
but the scope is now broader and follows a more integrated and
multi-disease approach to create multisectoral action and cost-effective
interventions to combat these poverty-related diseases.