Indonesia’s Economy Held Back By Neglected Tropical Diseases
Friday, March 7, 2014
Asian Scientist discusses Dr. Peter Hotez's article on Indonesia's economy and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
"The control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is one of the most cost-effective ways Indonesia can sustain economic growth and reduce inequality, said scientists today in an analysis published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases."
"While Indonesia is poised to defeat NTDs by 2020, it has an opportunity to scale up national programs, integrate NTDs with other development efforts, strengthen coordination and enhance collaboration among key partners, the authors wrote."