Eliminating morbidity caused by neglected tropical diseases by 2030

Translated title of the contribution: Eliminating morbidity caused by neglected tropical diseases by 2030

Theresa Gyorkos, Ruben Nicholls, Antonio Montresor, Ana Luciañez, Martin Casapia, Kariane St-Denis, Brittany Blouin, Serene Joseph

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Abstract

The objective of this manuscript is to provide selective examples of the work of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Parasite Epidemiology and Control which contribute to the WHO goal of eliminating neglected tropical diseases by 2030. This PAHO/WHO CC specifically aligns its activities with the Sustainable Development Goals and with the goals outlined in the WHO Road Map for Neglected Tropical Diseases 2021-2030. Its role is to contribute to advancing global action on NTDs, primarily through policy development and knowledge translation. Three important projects have recently been completed: 1. Finalizing the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the NTD Road Map (published May 2021; this PAHO/WHO CC was a member of the working group); 2. Developing new guidelines for the preventive chemotherapy of Taenia solium taeniasis (published September 2021; this PAHO/WHO CC was co-Chair; and 3. Formulating a policy brief on deworming for adolescent girls and women of reproductive age (published January 2022; this PAHO/WHO CC is co-lead). These projects are the result of the integration of expertise and experience from multiple partners, including from PAHO and WHO (where both organizations provided key leadership), this PAHO/WHO CC, government ministries, civil society organizations and universities, among others. In conclusion, this PAHO/WHO CC contributes timely guidance to country-led evidence-informed public health policy, to cost-effective program implementation and to the identification of priority research topics – all focused, ultimately, on eliminating NTD-attributable morbidity by 2030.

Translated title of the contributionEliminating morbidity caused by neglected tropical diseases by 2030
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere16
JournalRevista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health
Volume47
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Parasitic diseases
  • child
  • health surveillance system
  • poverty
  • women

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