The burden of neglected tropical diseases in Ethiopia, and opportunities for integrated control and elimination

  title={The burden of neglected tropical diseases in Ethiopia, and opportunities for integrated control and elimination},
  author={Kebede Deribe and Kadu Meribo and Teshome Gebre and Asrat Hailu and Ahmed A Al – Ali and Abraham Aseffa and Gail Davey},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of chronic parasitic diseases and related conditions that are the most common diseases among the 2·7 billion people globally living on less than US$2 per day. In response to the growing challenge of NTDs, Ethiopia is preparing to launch a NTD Master Plan. The purpose of this review is to underscore the burden of NTDs in Ethiopia, highlight the state of current interventions, and suggest ways forward. This review indicates that NTDs are significant… CONTINUE READING
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