The framework of cooperation of the Commonwealth of Nations provides a useful mechanism for global efforts to control or eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), including the 18 NTDs currently identified by the World Health Organization.
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Editors-in-Chief Serap Aksoy and Peter Hotez consider recent outbreaks of Yellow Fever in Africa and Brazil in light of a global rise in vector borne diseases.
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Recent findings of paradoxically high endemicity of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) among populations living in the Group of 20 (G20) countries could portend high rates of these diseases among patients with underlying non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with resultant co-morbidities. Read the article: