Description

Control of parasitic infections of humans has progressed rapidly over the last three decades. Such advances have resulted from focal disease control efforts based on historically effective interventions to new approaches to control following intensive research and pilot programs. This volume focuses on the present state of control of the significant human parasitic infectious diseases.

Key Features

* Includes the impact of recent research findings on control strategy * Discusses the health policy implications of these findings and the importance of evaluation and monitoring * Highlights the lessons learned and the interactions between control programs and health systems * Foreword by Jeffrey D. Sachs

Readership

Researchers in parasitology, tropical medicine, entomology, zoology and veterinary science; public health specialists and health policy makers.

Details

No. of pages:
690
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780120317615
Electronic ISBN:
9780080458090

Reviews

"We are at an extraordinary crossroads in the history of tropical disease control. For some of these tropical infections such as lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, trachoma, we have existing tools in hand that make it possible for us to realistically discuss the possibility of disease elimination in the coming decades. For others, such as leishmaniasis and hookworm we have new product development public private partnerships in place, which are developing a new generation of control tools. This timely issue of Advances brings us up to date on the current status and future directions of tropical disease control - it is a volume that can be relied upon as the authorative source on these topics for the next few years." --Peter J Hotez MD PhD, Professor & Chairman, Dept. of Microbiology & Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University "With a new global focus on the control or elimination of neglected tropical diseases, there is a real need for a single collection of up to date information on this topic. This volume of Advances in Parasitology meets this need by featuring comprehensive reviews by noted experts on parasitic diseases of public health importance. This volume will be an important resource for all workers interested in the control of parasitic infections in human populations." --Patrick J. Lammie, CDC/NCID/PD "Here, in the words of experts in their respective fields, are the facts, here are the high-efficiency, low cost and sustainable solutions and, above all, here is a blueprint for future policies and opportunities that must be seized." --Professor F. E. G. Cox, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine "David Molyneux’s international team of Parasitologists have produced an excellent reference volume providing informative and absorbing discussions of control strategies used against al