Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases: The Neglected Tropical Diseases And Their Impact On Global Health And Development: The Neglected Tr by Peter J. HotezForgotten People, Forgotten Diseases: The Neglected Tropical Diseases And Their Impact On Global Health And Development: The Neglected Tr by Peter J. Hotez

Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases: The Neglected Tropical Diseases And Their Impact On Global…

byPeter J. Hotez

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The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are the most common infections of the world's poor, but few people know about these diseases and why they are so important. This second edition ofForgotten People, Forgotten Diseasesprovides an overview of the NTDs and how they devastate the poor, essentially trapping them in a vicious cycle of extreme poverty by preventing them from working or attaining their full intellectual and cognitive development.

Author Peter J. Hotez highlights a new opportunity to control and perhaps eliminate these ancient scourges, through alliances between nongovernmental development organizations and private-public partnerships to create a successful environment for mass drug administration and product development activities.Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases also

  • Addresses the myriad changes that have occurred in the field since the previous edition.
  • Describes how NTDs have affected impoverished populations for centuries, changing world history.
  • Considers the future impact of alliances between nongovernmental development organizations and private-public partnerships.

Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases is an essential resource for anyone seeking a roadmap to coordinate global advocacy and mobilization of resources to combat NTDs.

Title:Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases: The Neglected Tropical Diseases And Their Impact On Global…Format:PaperbackDimensions:275 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 2013Publisher:AMERICAN SOCIETY MICRLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents Foreword to the Second Edition, Soledad O'Brien •• Preface to the Second Edition •• Preface to the First Edition •• Acknowledgments •• chapter 1 Introduction to the Neglected Tropical Diseases: the Ancient Afflictions of Stigma and Poverty 1 chapter 2 "The Unholy Trinity": the Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections Ascariasis, Trichuriasis, and Hookworm Infection 17 chapter 3 Schistosomiasis (Snail Fever) 41 chapter 4 The Filarial Infections: Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephantiasis) and Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm) 57 chapter 5 The Blinding Neglected Tropical Diseases: Onchocerciasis (River Blindness) and Trachoma 77 chapter 6 The Mycobacterial Infections: Buruli Ulcer and Leprosy 97 chapter 7 The Kinetoplastid Infections: Human African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping Sickness), Chagas Disease, and the Leishmaniases 115 chapter 8 The Urban Neglected Tropical Diseases: Leptospirosis, Dengue, and Rabies 149 chapter 9 The Neglected Tropical Diseases of North America 165 chapter 10 The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases 189 chapter 11 Future Trends in Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases and the Antipoverty Vaccines 213 chapter 12 Repairing the World 231 Appendix: What Are the NTDs? 242 Index 245 About the Author 255