PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Dr. Peter Hotez discusses adding Nitazoxanide to other essential medicines for NTD treatment.

"In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) determined that more than 700 million people were treated with at least one essential medicine for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) under the auspices of a global preventive chemotherapy initiative. However, a total of at least 1.9 billion people require annual preventive chemotherapy so these efforts will need to be greatly expanded in order to meet NTD control and elimination targets as outlined in the 2012 London Declaration and the 2013 World Health Assembly resolution for these diseases."

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