The social determinants of Chagas disease and the transformations of Latin America.

  title={The social determinants of Chagas disease and the transformations of Latin America.},
  author={Roberto Brice{\~n}o-Le{\'o}n and Jorge M{\'e}ndez Galv{\'a}n},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  volume={102 Suppl 1},
“It has been said that Chagas disease is a forgotten disease”, stated Dr JC Pinto Dias in the initial conference of the seminar. “But, what really exists”, he added, “is a forgotten population”. It is not the disease that was neglected, but rather the people who suffer it or who are at risk of contracting it who have been abandoned by governments and health policies. These words marked the tone of the discussion on the current situation of Chagas disease, because the social determinants of the… CONTINUE READING

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