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Scientific Research Informs Programs, Policies To Eliminate Parasitic Diseases

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Why we need research to detect, prevent, and ultimately, eliminate parasitic diseases
In a guest post, Monic Parise, deputy director for program and science, and Larry Slutsker, director of the Division of Parasitic Disease and Malaria, both at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Center for Global Health, write, “We must continue to scale-up existing technologies to sustain progress while at the same time advancing scientific research that will inform the way forward. With a strong base in science to support effective programs and policies, we are in a far stronger position to meet the challenges we face on the path towards elimination” (10/12).

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