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Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases. The Neglected Tropical Diseases and their Impact on Global Health and Development. Edition No. 2. ASM Books

  • ID: 5224590
  • Book
  • May 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases

Second Edition

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 of Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases provides 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.

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Foreword to the Second Edition, Soledad O'Brien

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition


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

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Peter J. Hotez
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