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Control of neglected tropical diseases in Burundi: partnerships, achievements, challenges, and lessons learned after four years of programme implementation

Ndayishimiye, Onésime; Ortu, Giuseppina; Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo; Clements, Archie; Willems, Johan; Whitton, Jane; Lancaster, Warren; Hopkins, Adrian; Fenwick, Alan


Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of 17 conditions that together affect over 1,000,000,000 people in the developing world. Nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and public-private partnerships have joined efforts to place the NTDs in the spotlight, especially the seven that can be treated with an annual dose of safe and effective drugs: trachoma, three soil-transmitted helminthiases (STHs, ascariasis, hookworm infections, and trichuriasis), lymphatic filariasis (LF),...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-05-01
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002684


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