Jun 1, 2009
Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
This year, through mass drug administration, hundreds of millions of the world's poorest people will receive a single annual dose of one or more drugs to treat their parasitic worm infections or trachoma, conditions also known as the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Such essential medicines are increasingly being delivered as a package of drugs to target multiple NTDs simultaneously. This integrated approach to NTD control is now recognized as an important and vital global public health solution.