Recent progress in integrated neglected tropical disease control.


Three years have passed since the publication of the first of a series of policy papers, which first highlighted the under-appreciated global burden of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and then outlined a rationale for linking vertical control strategies for the seven most prevalent NTDs in a cost-effective pro-poor package of preventive chemotherapy. Since then, global advocacy for these conditions has increased and, with it, new funds for scale-up of integrated NTD control in sub-Saharan Africa. Recent speeches by the Director General of the World Health Organization at regional meetings have referred to NTDs as important global health priorities ( Outlined here is a summary of the recent progress in global efforts to integrate NTD control, with an emphasis on the challenges that lie ahead.


Citations per Year

117 Citations

Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 117 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

Cite this paper

@article{Hotez2007RecentPI, title={Recent progress in integrated neglected tropical disease control.}, author={Peter J Hotez and Sophia Raff and Alan Fenwick and Frank F . Richards and David Molyneux}, journal={Trends in parasitology}, year={2007}, volume={23 11}, pages={511-4} }