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Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition: Volume 6. Major Infectious Diseases

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2017-11-06
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Infectious diseases are the leading cause of death globally, particularly among children and young adults. The spread of new pathogens and the threat of antimicrobial resistance pose particular challenges in combating these diseases. Major Infectious Diseases identifies feasible, cost-effective packages of interventions and strategies across delivery platforms to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, malaria, adult febrile illness, viral hepatitis, and neglected tropical diseases. The volume emphasizes the need to effectively address emerging antimicrobial resistance, strengthen health systems, and increase access to care. The attainable goals are to reduce incidence, develop innovative approaches, and optimize existing tools in resource-constrained settings.
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Holmes, King K.; Bertozzi, Stefano; Bloom, Barry R.; Jha, Prabhat. 2017. Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition: Volume 6. Major Infectious Diseases. © Washington, DC: World Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/28659 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
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