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Title: Regional strategic plan for integrated neglected tropical diseases control in South-East Asia Region, 2012-2016
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: Around one billion people in the developing world are the victims of poverty-related tropical diseases widely known as "neglected tropical diseases (NTD)". The WHO South-East Asia (SEA) Region accounts for 26% of the current global population of seven billion. Among the WHO Regions, the SEA Region has the second-highest burden of NTDs. Since many NTDs are co-endemic in districts, integrated approaches for prevention and care are found to be cost-effective. Lymphatic filariasis (LF), soil- transmitted helminthiasis (STH), kala-azar, blinding trachoma, schistosomiasis, yaws and leprosy are some of the priority NTDs in the Region being targeted for control/elimination. The Regional Strategic Plan for integrated NTD control 2012-2016 was drafted and finalized at an informal consultation of experts held at the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, New Delhi on 9-10 August 2011. This report presents the synopsis of deliberations held at the consultation, as well as recommendations.
Keywords: STRATEGY
Gov't Doc #: SEA-CD-250
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