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Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases


Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases

The Neglected Tropical Diseases and Their Impact on Global Health and Development
ASM Books 3. Aufl.

von: Peter J. Hotez

33,99 €

Verlag: ASM Press
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.09.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781683673880
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 256

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<p>The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are among the most common infections of the world’s poorest people and have profound ramifications on affected populations, including physical, mental, social, and economic. This third edition of <i>Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases</i> coincides with the third decade of the NTDs movement, which has given access to essential NTD preventative treatments and medications to more than 1 billion people.</p> <p>Professor Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, one of the founders of the NTD movement, discusses how the NTD space evolved and control was implemented against these ancient scourges, through alliances between nongovernmental development organizations and private-public partnerships. <i>Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases</i> also</p> <ul> <li>Reports on the health and economic effects of the NTDs, and the challenges of measuring diseases that do not always kill, but adversely affect productivity, child development, pregnancy outcome, and economic development.</li> <li>Lays a roadmap for continued control of existing and newly identified NTDs and spotlights potential opportunities for reducing global poverty and “repairing the world.”</li> <li>Describes a global initiative to provide annual mass drug administration for more than one billion people affected by NTDs.</li> <li>Highlights the role of innovation and product development partnerships for new treatments and vaccines.</li> <li>Explains how science and vaccine diplomacy ensure that a new generation of biotechnologies reaches the world’s poorest people.</li> </ul> <p><i>Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases</i> remains an essential resource for anyone seeking insight into global advocacy coordination and mobilization of resources to combat NTDs and continues to tell the story of the world’s people who live in extreme poverty and what it means for them to live with these devastating diseases.</p> <p> </p> <p>“Like Dr. Hotez, I have struggled with how to best get the word out about our need to address NTDs and their link to poverty. Now he has provided us all with a remarkable tool, a book for people without an extensive scientific or medical background. <i>Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases</i> is an excellent ‘one-stop’ primer about NTDs.”—Soledad O’Brien, Host, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien</p> <p> </p>
<p>Preface ix</p> <p>Acknowledgments xiii</p> <p>Chapter 1 Introduction to the Neglected Tropical Diseases: the Ancient Afflictions of Stigma and Poverty 1</p> <p>Chapter 2 “The Unholy Trinity”: the Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections Ascariasis, Trichuriasis, and Hookworm Infection 17</p> <p>Chapter 3 Schistosomiasis (Snail Fever) and the Food-borne Trematodiases 39</p> <p>Chapter 4 Elephantiasis: Lymphatic Filariasis, Endemic Nonfilarial Elephantiasis (Podoconiosis), and Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm) 55</p> <p>Chapter 5 The Blinding Neglected Tropical Diseases: Onchocerciasis (River Blindness) and Trachoma 75</p> <p>Chapter 6 The Mycobacterial Infections: Buruli Ulcer and Leprosy 95</p> <p>Chapter 7 The Kinetoplastid Infections: Human African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping Sickness), American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas Disease), and the Leishmaniases 111</p> <p>Chapter 8 The Urban Neglected Tropical Diseases: Leptospirosis, Dengue and Zika, and Rabies 143</p> <p>Chapter 9 The Neglected Tropical Diseases of North America 159</p> <p>Chapter 10 Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases, and a New WHO Roadmap (2021–2030) 181</p> <p>Chapter 11 Future Trends in Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases and the Antipoverty Vaccines 203</p> <p>Chapter 12 The Newest NTDs and a Plea to “Repair the World” 217<br /><br />Appendix: What Are the Neglected Tropical Diseases? 227<br /><br />Index 229<br /><br />About the Author 239</p>
<p><b>Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD</b>, is an internationally-recognized physician-scientist in NTDs and vaccine development. Professor Hotez is Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, codirector of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development, Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics, and the founding Editorin-Chief of <i>PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases</i>, among other appointments.</p> <p><i>“Like Dr. Hotez, I have struggled with how to best get the word out about our need to address NTDs and their link to poverty. Now he has provided us all with a remarkable tool, a book for people without an extensive scientific or medical background.</i> <b>Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases</b> <i>is an excellent ‘one-stop’ primer about NTDs.”</i> <p><b>—Soledad O’Brien, Host,</b> <i>Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien</i>
<p>FORGOTTEN <b>PEOPLE,</b> FORGOTTEN <b>DISEASES</b></p> <p>The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are among the most common infections of the world’s poorest people and have profound ramifications on affected populations, including physical, mental, social, and economic. This third edition of <i>Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases</i> coincides with the third decade of the NTDs movement, which has given access to essential NTD preventative treatments and medications to more than 1 billion people. <p>Professor Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, one of the founders of the NTD movement, discusses how the NTD space evolved and control was implemented against these ancient scourges, through alliances between nongovernmental development organizations and private-public partnerships. <i>Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases </i>also <ul><li>Reports on the health and economic effects of the NTDs, and the challenges of measuring diseases that do not always kill, but adversely affect productivity, child development, pregnancy outcome, and economic development.</li> <li>Lays a roadmap for continued control of existing and newly identified NTDs and spotlights potential opportunities for reducing global poverty and “repairing the world.”</li> <li>Describes a global initiative to provide annual mass drug administration for more than one billion people affected by NTDs.</li> <li>Highlights the role of innovation and product development partnerships for new treatments and vaccines.</li> <li>Explains how science and vaccine diplomacy ensure that a new generation of biotechnologies reaches the world’s poorest people.</li></ul> <p><i>Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases</i> remains an essential resource for anyone seeking insight into global advocacy coordination and mobilization of resources to combat NTDs and continues to tell the story of the world’s people who live in extreme poverty and what it means for them to live with these devastating diseases.

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