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One Health for neglected tropical diseases.

Abstract

The forthcoming World Health Organization road map for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) 2021-2030 recognises the complexity surrounding control and elimination of these 20 diseases of poverty. It emphasises the need for a paradigm shift from disease-specific interventions to holistic cross-cutting approaches coordinating with adjacent disciplines. The One Health approach exemplifies this shift, extending beyond a conventional model of zoonotic disease control to consider the interactions of human and animal health systems within their shared environment and the wider social and economic context. This approach can also promote sustainability and resilience within these systems. To achieve the global ambition on NTD elimination and control, political will, along with contextualised innovative scientific strategies, is required.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Laing G
Vigilato M
Cleaveland S
Thumbi S
Blumberg L
Salahuddin N
Abdela-Ridder B
Harrison W
Year of Publication
2020
Journal
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Date Published
11/2020
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1878-3503
DOI
10.1093/trstmh/traa117
Alternate Journal
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg
PMID
33169163
Publication Language
eng