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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. 

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WHO urges governments to increase investment to tackle neglected tropical diseases

19 FEBRUARY 2015 ¦GENEVA/LONDON/ADDIS ABABA –  The World Health Organization (WHO) urges affected countries to scale up their investment in tackling 17 neglected tropical diseases in order to improve the health and well-being of more than 1.5 billion people. This investment would represent as little as 0.1% of current domestic expenditure on health in affected low and middle income countries for the period 2015-2030.

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

www.paho.org/neglecteddiseases

Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
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