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Editorial

A Global Fund to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases: Is the G8 Hokkaido Toyako 2008 Summit Ready?

  • Peter J. Hotez mail,

    PHotez@gwu.edu or mtmpjh@gwumc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University and Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • David H. Molyneux,

    Affiliation: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Alan Fenwick,

    Affiliation: Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

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  • Lorenzo Savioli,

    Affiliation: Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Tsutomu Takeuchi

    Affiliation: Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Published: March 26, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000220

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Funding for Yaws disease

Posted by DoctorNTD on 01 Apr 2008 at 16:40 GMT

Yaws is another neglected tropical disease still found in isolated pockets in some countries. As this diseases is targeted for eradication, adequate funding should be considered even though is not a high burden and global problem.
Similarly, zoonotic diseases are also to be considered.
Dr.CR Revankar.NJ