A Call to Action:
Addressing Soil-transmitted Helminths in Latin America & the
Inter-American Development Bank, Pan American Health Organization PAHO/WHO, Sabin Vaccine Institute
Available online PDF file [40p.] at: http://bit.ly/faHFO2
Un Llamado a la Acción:
Hacer frente a los helmintos transmitidos por el contacto con el suelo en Latino América y el Caribe
Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS/OMS) y Sabin Vaccine Institute, 2011
Disponible en PDF en: http://bit.ly/iiqW4h
“…..The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, along with its partners at the Pan American Health Organization and the Inter-American Development Bank are prepared to support countries in developing comprehensive approaches to combat these chronic diseases. Our hope is that this report will inspire action, beginning with national leadership, in developing and implementing action plans for deworming.
In the following pages, scientific evidence and data on the burden of these conditions and the cost-effectiveness of existing interventions will encourage you to do more in the fight towards a generation of children free from parasitic infections. Models for integrating deworming with other health and social welfare programs, at low cost and with great efficiency, are also presented. Lastly, concrete recommendations for translating the political will many governments have already shown on this issue are laid out as specific interventions that can benefit millions of children.
Local, national, and regional leadership is needed if we are to meet the Millennium Development Goals by 2015…..”
Chapter 1: Neglected Diseases, Neglected People
Chapter 2: Why Launch a Campaign Against
Chapter 3: Recent, Successful Innovations in Deworming
Chapter 4: Recommendations
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