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Neglected Infectious Diseases Integrated Approach



Neglected ('forgotten') diseases are a set of infectious diseases, many of them parasitic, that primarily affect the most vulnerable populations: the poorest of the poor, the most marginalized, and those with the least access to health services, especially impoverished people living in remote rural areas and urban shantytowns. Dealing with these poverty-related diseases need a more integrated and multi-disease approach, one requiring multisectoral action, piggy-backed initiatives, and cost-effective interventions to reduce their negative impact on the health and social and economic well-being of all people in the Americas. 

General information.



PAHO Presents an Interactive Geographic Distribution Map of Priority Neglected Infectious Diseases in the Americas

 Neglected Infectious Diseases in the Americas continue to affect millions of individuals, but mostly, those communities comprised by indigenous populations from the countries and Afro-descendants born on the continent. In both cases, these and other populations generally represent the poorest and most-marginalized groups of their countries.   

:: Neglected Infectious Diseases Video List



 

:: Chagas Disease Video List


 

Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis Department
Neglected, Tropical and Vector Borne Diseases Unit
Neglected Infectious Diseases Program

www.paho.org/neglecteddiseases

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