Rescuing the bottom billion through control of neglected tropical diseases.


People in the bottom billion are the poorest in the world; they are often subsistence farmers, who essentially live on no money and are stuck in a poverty trap of disease, confl ict, and no education. One of the most potent reinforcements of the poverty trap is the neglected tropical diseases (panel 1). Almost everyone in the bottom billion has at least one… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60233-6

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