Research Priorities for Helminth Infections (PDF)
Technical Report of the TDR Disease Reference Group on Helminth Infections
Technical Report Series, No 972
ISBN-13    9789240688612 ISBN-10    9240688617
Order Number    18000101 Format    PDF
Price    CHF    40.00 / US$    48.00 Developing countries:    CHF    28.00
English     2012        263   pages
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The Disease Reference Group on Helminth Infections (DRG4) is part of an independent think tank of international experts, established by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, to identify key research priorities. The mandate of DRG4 was to evaluate information on research and challenges in helminthiases of public health importance, including onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases, schistosomiasis, food-borne trematodiases and taeniasis/cysticercosis.

This report summarizes, in a comprehensive and integrated fashion, current helminth research issues and opportunities for improving disease control and reducing poverty. It identifies research gaps and challenges, and presents recommendations to inform public health policy, guide implementation programmes, and focus the research community on the dire needs and the opportunities for advancing disease control and improving human welfare.