Report on TDR stakeholders' metineg on neglected tropical diseases
Other TitlesBangkok, Thailand, 23 June 2010
AbstractThe WHO South-East Asia Region bears the second highest burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Some of the NTDs in the Region include lymphatic filariasis (LF), leprosy, visceral leishmaniasis, yaws and soiltransmitted helminthiasis (STH). This meeting report describes the deliberations of the Tropical Diseases Research (TDR)/WHO South-East Asia Regional Consultation on NTDs. The TDRs recently developed a new vision and strategy, responding to fresh challenges linked with the changing global research environment, all of which were thoroughly discussed. Several partners also participated in the meeting and contributed to the discussions. Enhancement of collaboration between TDR and the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia was observed to be very useful in eliminating some of the NTDs, namely, Lymphatic filariasis, yaws, etc.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2012). Report on TDR stakeholders' metineg on neglected tropical diseases. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206319