Neglected tropical diseases: less known subjects amongst health care professionals

https://doi.org/10.22146/bkm.36969

Wilson Karoke(1*)

(1) National Health Department of Papua New Guinea
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


Wilson Karoke expressed concern about the low priority the governments in developing countries paid to common tropical diseases. They have limited funding for research and for programs to address the problem. Even more sadly, health workers get less exposure to information on research and discussion  on diseases considered as which can further make the problem neglected.



Full Text:

PDF


References

  1. Errea RA, Vasquez-Rios G, Machicado JD, Gallardo MS, Cornejo M, Urquiaga JF, et al. Medical Student Knowledge of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Peru: A Cross-Sectional Study. PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 2015;9(11): e0004197.
  2. Kline K, McCarthy JS, Pearson M, Loukas A, Hotez PJ. Neglected tropical diseases of Oceania: review of their prevalence, distribution, and opportunities for control. PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 2013;7(1): e1755.
  3. 3. Cameron N. Treating and Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Diverse Approach Modeled by Soil-Transmitted Helminth Initiatives. ENVS 380: Global Challenges in the 21st Century; 2011.
  4. Nasr NA, Al-Mekhlafi HM, Ahmed A, Roslan M, Bulgiba A. Towards an effective control programme of soil-transmitted helminth infections among Orang Asli in rural Malaysia. Part 1: Prevalence and associated key factors. Parasites & vectors. 2013;6(1): 27.
  5. Jens Aagaard-Hansen CLC. Neglected tropical diseases: equity and social determinants. Erik Blas ASK (ed.) World Health Organization; 2010.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22146/bkm.36969

Article Metrics

Abstract views : 455 | views : 246

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




Copyright (c) 2018 Berita Kedokteran Masyarakat

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Berita Kedokteran Masyarakat ISSN 0215-1936 (PRINT), ISSN: 2614-8412 (ONLINE).

Indexed by:


Web
Analytics Visitor Counter