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Controlling Neglected Tropical Diseases Could Help Make Poverty History

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October 11, 2005
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According to a paper published in PLoS Medicine, fatal infectious diseases in Africa are being ignored. The authors argue that a "rapid impact package" -- distribution of four anti-parasitic drugs across Africa to treat seven neglected diseases -- would bring tangible benefits to the world's poorest communities.

Range of Treatment Costs Per Year for Treating HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and Neglected Tropical Diseases (Rapid Impact Package).
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"The big three" infections AIDS, TB and malaria have caught the world's attention but other disabling and fatal infectious diseases in Africa are being ignored, say three eminent tropical disease researchers in the international health journal PLoS Medicine.


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