Neglected Tropical Diseases East Asia

This volume discusses the mentioned topics in detail with contributions by experts in the respective research areas from different working environments.

Neglected Tropical Diseases   East Asia

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of diseases frequently found in impoverished communities in tropical and sub-tropical countries. The risk for many of the NTDs is high in both deprived urban and rural areas of East Asia. Adapted to the endemic settings and characteristics of the diseases, a range of tools and strategies are currently being rolled out for the large-scale control of many NTDs. Both vector control measures and community sensitization programmes have for example been used to control dengue in urbanized settings. Challenges posed by yaws and lymphatic filariasis are being addressed by mass drug administration, while rabies requires the involvement of the veterinary public health sector for disease control. For leprosy, an elimination target has been defined; however, achieving this goal remains a considerable challenge. Food-borne trematodiases, on the other hand, are emerging and require a deeper understanding of its burden in East Asia and how these diseases can be tackled in a cost-effective manner. Finally, factors, such as an increase of non-communicable diseases due to changing lifestyles which accompany economic growth, the spreading HIV epidemic as well as climate change and the occurrence of natural disasters can potentially affect the epidemiology and control of NTDs. This volume discusses the mentioned topics in detail with contributions by experts in the respective research areas from different working environments.

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Neglected Tropical Diseases - East Asia
Language: en
Pages: 173
Authors: Jürg Utzinger, Peiling Yap, Peter Steinmann, Martin Bratschi
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-23 - Publisher: Springer

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of diseases frequently found in impoverished communities in tropical and sub-tropical countries. The risk for many of the NTDs is high in both deprived urban and rural areas of East Asia. Adapted to the endemic settings and characteristics of the diseases, a range
Neglected Tropical Diseases - East Asia
Language: en
Pages: 173
Authors: Jürg Utzinger, Peiling Yap, Martin Bratschi, Peter Steinmann
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-31 - Publisher: Springer

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of diseases frequently found in impoverished communities in tropical and sub-tropical countries. The risk for many of the NTDs is high in both deprived urban and rural areas of East Asia. Adapted to the endemic settings and characteristics of the diseases, a range
End in Sight
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Jürg Utzinger, Peiling Yap, Martin Bratschi, Peter Steinmann
Categories: Medicine, Preventive
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

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Neglected and Emerging Tropical Diseases in South and Southeast Asia and Northern Australia
Language: en
Pages: 167
Authors: Patricia Graves, Thewarach Laha, Peter A. Leggat, Khin Saw Aye
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-15 - Publisher: MDPI

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Neglected and Emerging Tropical Diseases in South and Southeast Asia and Northern Australia" that was published in TropicalMed
Elimination of Infectious Diseases from the South-East Asia Region
Language: en
Pages: 126
Authors: Poonam Khetrapal Singh
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-04-01 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book discusses the historical context, country experience, and best practices that led to eliminating infectious diseases from the WHO’s South-East Asia Region, such as malaria, lymphatic filariasis, yaws, trachoma, and mother-to-child HIV in the mid-twentieth and twenty-first century. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (3.3) targets to end AIDS, tuberculosis,