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Integration of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for the Prevention and Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Rationale for Inter-Sectoral Collaboration

  • Matthew C. Freeman equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Matthew C. Freeman, Stephanie Ogden

    mcfreem@emory.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Stephanie Ogden equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Matthew C. Freeman, Stephanie Ogden

    Affiliations: Department of Environmental Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Children Without Worms, Taskforce for Global Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, International Trachoma Initiative, Taskforce for Global Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Julie Jacobson,

    Affiliation: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Daniel Abbott,

    Affiliation: Save the Children, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • David G. Addiss,

    Affiliation: Children Without Worms, Taskforce for Global Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Asrat G. Amnie,

    Affiliation: Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Colin Beckwith,

    Affiliation: International Trachoma Initiative, Taskforce for Global Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Sandy Cairncross,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Rafael Callejas,

    Affiliation: Millennium Water Alliance, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Jack M. Colford Jr,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Paul M. Emerson,

    Affiliation: The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Alan Fenwick,

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

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  • Rebecca Fishman,

    Affiliation: WASH Advocates, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Kerry Gallo,

    Affiliation: Children Without Worms, Taskforce for Global Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Jack Grimes,

    Affiliations: Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

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  • Gagik Karapetyan,

    Affiliation: World Vision, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Brooks Keene,

    Affiliation: CARE International, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Patrick J. Lammie,

    Affiliations: Taskforce for Global Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Center for Global Health, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Chad MacArthur,

    Affiliation: Helen Keller International, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Peter Lochery,

    Affiliation: CARE International, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Helen Petach,

    Affiliation: United States Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Jennifer Platt,

    Affiliation: WASH Advocates, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Sarina Prabasi,

    Affiliation: ORBIS International, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Jan Willem Rosenboom,

    Affiliation: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Sharon Roy,

    Affiliation: Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Darren Saywell,

    Affiliation: Plan International, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Lisa Schechtman,

    Affiliation: WaterAid America, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Anupama Tantri,

    Affiliation: Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Yael Velleman,

    Affiliation: WaterAid UK, London, United Kingdom

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  • Jürg Utzinger

    Affiliations: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Published: September 26, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002439

About the Authors

Matthew C. Freeman, Stephanie Ogden
Department of Environmental Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Stephanie Ogden, David G. Addiss, Kerry Gallo
Children Without Worms, Taskforce for Global Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Stephanie Ogden, Colin Beckwith
International Trachoma Initiative, Taskforce for Global Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Julie Jacobson, Jan Willem Rosenboom
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Daniel Abbott
Save the Children, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Asrat G. Amnie
Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Sandy Cairncross
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Rafael Callejas
Millennium Water Alliance, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Jack M. Colford Jr
Department of Epidemiology, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Paul M. Emerson
The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Alan Fenwick, Jack Grimes
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Rebecca Fishman, Jennifer Platt
WASH Advocates, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Jack Grimes
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Gagik Karapetyan
World Vision, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Brooks Keene, Peter Lochery
CARE International, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Patrick J. Lammie
Taskforce for Global Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Patrick J. Lammie
Center for Global Health, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Chad MacArthur
Helen Keller International, New York, New York, United States of America
Helen Petach
United States Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Sarina Prabasi
ORBIS International, New York, New York, United States of America
Sharon Roy
Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Darren Saywell
Plan International, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Lisa Schechtman
WaterAid America, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Anupama Tantri
Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Yael Velleman
WaterAid UK, London, United Kingdom
Jürg Utzinger
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Jürg Utzinger
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: mcfreem@emory.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.