Date of Publication

2020 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Health

Keywords

srhreports, health, tropical disease control, Latin America, Central Latin America, neglected tropical disease, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, malaria disease control, disease control, disease elimination

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"Since the start of the 21st Century, the CLA region has faced considerable challenges, including prolonged droughts with intermittent and extreme floods due to climate change; violence and political instability linked to the drug trade; political, socioeconomic, and food insecurity from agricultural declines; human displacements; urbanization; and even the marginalization of large indigenous populations [2, 3]. Here, we provide an overview of the findings from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study from the years 2000 and 2017 highlighting the gains or losses in neglected tropical disease (NTD) and malaria disease control in the CLA countries and progress towards the targets of the Global Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals). Furthermore, we provide a perspective of the key physical and social determinants in the CLA region that now and in the future could continue to undermine progress in disease control and elimination efforts."

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Originally published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Central Latin America: Two decades of challenges in neglected tropical disease control

"Since the start of the 21st Century, the CLA region has faced considerable challenges, including prolonged droughts with intermittent and extreme floods due to climate change; violence and political instability linked to the drug trade; political, socioeconomic, and food insecurity from agricultural declines; human displacements; urbanization; and even the marginalization of large indigenous populations [2, 3]. Here, we provide an overview of the findings from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study from the years 2000 and 2017 highlighting the gains or losses in neglected tropical disease (NTD) and malaria disease control in the CLA countries and progress towards the targets of the Global Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals). Furthermore, we provide a perspective of the key physical and social determinants in the CLA region that now and in the future could continue to undermine progress in disease control and elimination efforts."

 
 

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