Declaration of the Global Chagas Disease Coalition
The newly-formed Global Chagas Disease Coalition discusses its plan to change the future of Chagas disease in PLOS Speaking of Medicine Blog.
"As researchers, clinicians, patients, funders, civil society, and public health practitioners engaged in research and development (R&D) and implementation of treatment and prevention programs, we have decided to join forces to create a coalition aimed at changing the future of Chagas disease.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have developed strategic plans supporting national control programs in endemic countries. Other recent initiatives such as the 2012 Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases ‘London Declaration’ have included Chagas disease as a priority."