The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are the most common infections of the world's poor, but few people know about these diseases and why they are so important. This second edition of Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases provides an overview of the NTDs and how they devastate the poor, essentially trapping them in a vicious cycle of extreme poverty by preventing them from working or attaining their full intellectual and cognitive development.
Author Peter J. Hotez highlights a new opportunity to control and perhaps eliminate these ancient scourges, through alliances between nongovernmental development organizations and private-public partnerships to create a successful environment for mass drug administration and product development activities. Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases also
- Addresses the myriad changes that have occurred in the field since the previous edition.
- Describes how NTDs have affected impoverished populations for centuries, changing world history.
- Considers the future impact of alliances between nongovernmental development organizations and private-public partnerships.
Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases is an essential resource for anyone seeking a roadmap to coordinate global advocacy and mobilization of resources to combat NTDs.
Table of ContentsForeword to the Second Edition, Soledad O'Brien
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Chapter 1 Introduction to the Neglected Tropical Diseases: the Ancient Afflictions of Stigma and Poverty 1
Chapter 2 "The Unholy Trinity": the Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections Ascariasis, Trichuriasis, and Hookworm Infection 17
Chapter 3 Schistosomiasis (Snail Fever) 41
Chapter 4 The Filarial Infections: Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephantiasis) and Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm) 57
Chapter 5 The Blinding Neglected Tropical Diseases: Onchocerciasis (River Blindness) and Trachoma 77
Chapter 6 The Mycobacterial Infections: Buruli Ulcer and Leprosy 97
Chapter 7 The Kinetoplastid Infections: Human African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping Sickness), Chagas Disease, and the Leishmaniases 115
Chapter 8 The Urban Neglected Tropical Diseases: Leptospirosis, Dengue, and Rabies 149
Chapter 9 The Neglected Tropical Diseases of North America 165
Chapter 10 The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases 189
Chapter 11 Future Trends in Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases and the Antipoverty Vaccines 213
Chapter 12 Repairing the World 231
Appendix: What Are the NTDs? 242
About the Author 255