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Type: Journal article
Title: Tackling the existing burden of infectious diseases in the developing world: existing gaps and the way forward
Author: Bhutta, Z.
Salam, R.
Das, J.
Lassi, Z.
Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 2014; 3(1):28-1-28-6
Publisher: BioMed Central
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 2049-9957
2049-9957
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Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Rehana A Salam, Jai K Das and Zohra S Lassi
Abstract: This series evaluates the effectiveness of community-based interventions (CBIs) to prevent and control infectious diseases of poverty (IDoP). Evidence from our reviews suggests that CBIs and school-based delivery platforms are effective in averting risk behaviors and reducing the disease burden. Co-implementation of interventions through existing community-based programs including immunization campaigns, antenatal care and maternal and child health programs have the potential to scale-up interventions for IDoP. Future research should focus on the process of developing and implementing efficient community-based programs through a comprehensive approach, and to gauge the effectiveness of various existing delivery models in order to improve morbidity and mortality outcomes.
Keywords: Community platforms; Community-based interventions; HIV/AIDs; Infectious diseases of poverty; Malaria; Neglected tropical diseases; Tuberculosis
Description: Multilingual abstracts in the six official working languages of the United Nations are online as an additional file.
Rights: © 2014 Bhutta et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
RMID: 0030038031
DOI: 10.1186/2049-9957-3-28
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