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Research Article

Elimination of Neglected Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Mapping of Selected Diseases

  • Maria Cristina Schneider mail,

    schneidc@paho.org

    Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Ximena Paz Aguilera,

    Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Junior,

    Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Steven Kenyon Ault,

    Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Patricia Najera,

    Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Julio Martinez,

    Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Raquel Requejo,

    Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Ruben Santiago Nicholls,

    Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Zaida Yadon,

    Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Juan Carlos Silva,

    Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Luis Fernando Leanes,

    Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Mirta Roses Periago

    Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Published: February 15, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000964

About the Authors

Maria Cristina Schneider, Ximena Paz Aguilera, Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Junior, Steven Kenyon Ault, Patricia Najera, Julio Martinez, Raquel Requejo, Ruben Santiago Nicholls, Zaida Yadon, Juan Carlos Silva, Luis Fernando Leanes, Mirta Roses Periago
Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: schneidc@paho.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MCS XPA JBdSJ SKA RR ZY MRP. Performed the experiments: MCS SKA PN JM JCS LFL. Analyzed the data: MCS XPA JBdSJ PN JM RSN JCS. Wrote the paper: MCS JM. Supported on lymphatic filariasis and schistosomiasis aspects: SKA. Supported on onchocerciasis aspects: RSN. Supported on diseases strategies and future directions: ZY. Supported on trachoma aspects: JCS. Supported on rabies aspects: LFL. Formulated original question of this study: MRP. Created GIS maps: PN. Defined goals and strategies: RR. Reviewed the paper: RR RSN ZY JCS LFL MRP.