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Schistomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Parasite Infections: Preliminary Estimates of the Number of Children Treated with Albendazole or Mebendazole (WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record / WER, No. 16, 2006, 81, 145164)
In the Region of the Americas, the whole pre-school and school-age populations are assumed to be at risk of geohelminth and schistome infections. The burden of disease caused by infection with schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths (STH) remains enormous. This article gives the results of the WHO Partners in Parasite Control (PPC) system to track the progress of each endemic country towards the 2010 global target of regular treatment for 75% of all children at risk.
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Neglected Diseases of Neglected Populations: Thinking to Reshape the Determinants of Health in Latin America and the Caribbean
The objective of this paper is to identify new opportunities to address neglected diseases, improve community health and promote sustainable development in neglected populations by highlighting examples of key risk and protective factors for neglected diseases which can be managed and implemented through multi-disease-based, integrated, inter-programmatic, and/or inter-sectoral approaches. It was published in BMC Public Health and was written by the Chief of the PAHO Communicable Disease Unit and the PAHO Regional Advisor on Parasitic and Neglected Diseases.
psit-EhrenbergAult2005.htm BMC Public Health

Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis
This comprehensive article in WHO's weekly epidemiological report outlines the present status of lymphatic filariasis in the world and the WHO global strategy to eliminate the disease. It includes data tables and summary information on endemic countries. (article starts on second page)
WHO/WER

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Zoonoses and Communicable Diseases Common to Man and Animals, 3rd edition. Vol. III Parasitoses

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Priorities in Health

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Deworming for Health and Development

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Action Against Worms

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Schistomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Parasite Infections: Preliminary Estimates of the Number of Children Treated with Albendazole or Mebendazole (WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record / WER, No. 16, 2006, 81, 145164)

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Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination: RPRG Newsletter of the Americas

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Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination: RPRG Newsletter of the Americas, Vol. 2, Issue 1

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Disease burden and health-care clinic attendances for young children in remote Aboriginal communities of northern Australia

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Tackling Neglected Diseases in Latin America

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Prevention, control, and elimination of neglected diseases in the Americas: Pathways to integrated, inter-programmatic, inter-sectoral action for health and development

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Neglected Diseases of Neglected Populations: Thinking to Reshape the Determinants of Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Reducing the Burden of Preventable Diseases Among the Poor: Onchocerciasis and Filariasis

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