Concerted Efforts to Control or Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases: How Much Health Will Be Gained?

@article{Vlas2016ConcertedET,
  title={Concerted Efforts to Control or Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases: How Much Health Will Be Gained?},
  author={Sake J. de Vlas and Wilma A Stolk and Epke A. le Rutte and Jan A C Hontelez and Roel Bakker and David J Blok and Rui Cai and Tanja A. J. Houweling and Margarete C. Kulik and Edeltraud J Lenk and Marianne Luyendijk and Suzette M. Matthijsse and W. Ken Redekop and Inge Wagenaar and Julie A. Jacobson and Nico J. D. Nagelkerke and Jan Hendrik Richardus},
  journal={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={e0004386}
}
BACKGROUND The London Declaration (2012) was formulated to support and focus the control and elimination of ten neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), with targets for 2020 as formulated by the WHO Roadmap. Five NTDs (lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths and trachoma) are to be controlled by preventive chemotherapy (PCT), and four (Chagas' disease, human African trypanosomiasis, leprosy and visceral leishmaniasis) by innovative and intensified disease… CONTINUE READING
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