Health Protection and Global Approach to Neglected Communicable Diseases.

Maria Jacirema Ferreira Gonçalves , Anny Beatriz Costa Antony de Andrade , Amanda Rodrigues Amorim Adegboye

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Neglected communicable diseases (NCDs) are prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions, caused by various pathogens, for example, viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and parasitic worms (helminths), affecting more than one billion people globally. This chapter aims to discuss neglected diseases (e.g., Chagas disease, Dengue, and Leishmaniasis) in the global context, including health inequalities, public health surveillance, and research. The focus is on a diverse group of communicable diseases that are more prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries, but which are not restricted to such regions. These diseases continue to be a significant hindrance to poverty reduction and socio-economic development, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn: Social Science Perspectives on Global Public Health.
EditorsVincent La Placa, Julia Morgan
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-12837-3 (
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2022


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