Yemen’s Successful NTD Control Efforts Provide Lessons For Disease Control In Areas Of Instability, Poverty

PLOS “Neglected Tropical Diseases”: Yemen: Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases against All Odds
Elisa Baring, program directorat the END Fund, and Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and chair of the END Fund technical advisory board

“…Today, Yemen has some of the highest concentrations of NTDs in the Middle East. … Yemen’s MoPHP [Yemen Ministry of Public Health and Population] and NTD partners are now exploring how the successful schistosomiasis and intestinal worm control program can be extended to also include other NTDs, such as onchocerciasis and trachoma. … The success of Yemen’s NTD control efforts provides important lessons for conducting disease control activities in the face of civil unrest, extreme instability, and poverty” (12/18).

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