Editorial: lymphatic filariasis endemicity - an indicator of poverty?

Durrheim, D. N, Wynd, S., Liese, B., and Gyapong, J.O. (2004) Editorial: lymphatic filariasis endemicity - an indicator of poverty? Tropical Medicine & International Health, 9 (8). pp. 843-845.

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Abstract

Health is a cherished human value shared across geopolitical and sociocultural divides. It is thus a sad indictment on our global morality that despite enormous biomedical advances and global economic prosperity in the past few decades, huge disparities in health status persist between and often within countries. The Public Health movement, notwithstanding an apparent metamorphosis from the ‘Old’ to the ‘New’, has largely failed to narrow the health divide between wealthy and poor nations. In no sphere is this disparity more obvious than that of infectious diseases. Thirty per cent of the global burden of disease and a quarter of all deaths are still attributed to infectious diseases, and more than 95% of these deaths occur in the developing world where poverty is prevalent (Gwatkin et al. 1999; Folch et al. 2003).

Item ID: 7233
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: endemic; lymphatic filariasis; poverty; millennium development goals; malaria
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ISSN: 1365-3156
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 02:29
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110803 Medical Parasitology @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 51%
92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 49%
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