Lancet Editorial Calls For More Robust International Collaboration To Better Control, Treat Chagas Disease In PAHO Region

The Lancet: Chagas disease: still a neglected emergency
Editorial Board

“A report from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), released on Oct. 19, describes progress in the spread and control of Chagas disease … [and] the troubling issues confronting regions dealing with this neglected infectious disease. … In an increasingly interconnected world, it is dangerous to view a disease historically restricted to one specific region as someone else’s problem. This report should be proof enough that international collaboration with a focus on improving control and treatment of Chagas disease is long overdue and that this infection requires a truly international response…” (11/2).