Diseases of Poverty: Neglected Tropical Infections in Sub-Saharan Africa

In 1967, U.S. Surgeon General William H. Stewart declared that it was finally time “to close the book on infectious disease,”1  because the vast majority can be easily prevented and treated with simple, existing interventions.  Malaria is effectively and easily prevented using insecticide-sprayed mosquito nets that cost only five U.S.

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