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Research Article

Interactions between Global Health Initiatives and Country Health Systems: The Case of a Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Program in Mali

  • Anna Cavalli,

    Affiliation: Public Health Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Sory I. Bamba,

    Affiliation: Direction Nationale de la Santé, Ministère de la Santé, Bamako, Mali

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  • Mamadou N. Traore,

    Affiliation: Direction Nationale de la Santé, Ministère de la Santé, Bamako, Mali

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  • Marleen Boelaert,

    Affiliation: Public Health Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Youssouf Coulibaly,

    Affiliation: Direction Nationale de la Santé, Ministère de la Santé, Bamako, Mali

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  • Katja Polman,

    Affiliation: Parasitology Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Marjan Pirard,

    Affiliation: Public Health Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Monique Van Dormael mail

    mvdormael@itg.be

    Affiliation: Public Health Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Published: August 17, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000798

About the Authors

Anna Cavalli, Marleen Boelaert, Marjan Pirard, Monique Van Dormael
Public Health Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Sory I. Bamba, Mamadou N. Traore, Youssouf Coulibaly
Direction Nationale de la Santé, Ministère de la Santé, Bamako, Mali
Katja Polman
Parasitology Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: mvdormael@itg.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AC SIB MNT MB YC MVD. Performed the experiments: AC MVD. Analyzed the data: AC MNT YC KP MP MVD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SIB. Wrote the paper: AC MB KP MP MVD.