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NTD Resolutions, Plans, GuidesResolutions, Technical Guides, and Plans Related to the Elimination of Neglected Diseases and Other Infections Related to Poverty

This Excel spreadsheet provides a listing of links to the above-mentioned PAHO/WHO information resources on neglected and other poverty-related diseases in all four official PAHO languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French). It is divided into sections on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) as a group, Chagas disease, congenital syphilis, human rabies transmitted by dogs, leprosy, lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis), malaria, neonatal tetanus, onchocerciasis (river blindness), plague, schistosomiasis (snail fever), soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), and trachoma.

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This document was prepared for the topic “Elimination of Neglected Diseases and Other Infections Related to Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean,” presented to and approved by the 144th Session of the Executive Committee in June 2009 and in the Directing Council of the Organization in September 2009.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 16:17


Countries of the Americas aim to halt transmission of schistosomiasis by 2020

 Representatives of countries affected by schistosomiasis, a chronic parasitic infection, met last week in Puerto Rico to define a roadmap for halting transmission and verifying the elimination of the disease. Schistosomiasis affects primarily school-age children in rural areas of certain countries in the Americas.

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