Neglected tropical diseases and global burden of disease in China.

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TitleNeglected tropical diseases and global burden of disease in China.
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsQian M-B
Abbrev. JournalInfect Dis Poverty
JournalInfectious diseases of poverty
Year of Publication2017
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsChina, Disease control, Global burden of disease, Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)

Recently, the mortality of 240 causes in China including a subnational analysis during 1990-2013 was published in The Lancet. This comprehensive analysis will undoubtedly impact policymaking regarding public health in China. However, it is unfavourable in some degree to neglected tropical diseases, which is the subject of this Letter to the Editor. Policymakers, especially those in less developed provinces of China, should fully consider the burden of neglected tropical diseases, which will benefit the control and final elimination of these diseases in the country.

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