New initiatives against Africa’s worms

by Fenwick A. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, March 2006, 100(3):200-7. Epub 2005 Dec 15.

Summary: Since 1999, the funding available for the control of diseases of poverty (neglected diseases) has increased mainly due to leverage resulting from donations by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and loans from the World Bank. Many countries have embarked on control programmes on a national scale due to drug donation by pharmaceutical companies through vertical programmes.

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