Neglected Tropical Diseases: Background, Responses, and Issues for Congress

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Over the past decade, global health has become a priority in U.S. foreign policy, more than tripling U.S. funding for such efforts. This report discusses neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a group of 17 diseases that are found primarily among the poorest people in 149 countries and territories. NTDs are an important focus of U.S. global health assistance and may come under scrutiny as the 112th Congress debates spending levels for ongoing global health programs.

Creator(s): Salaam-Blyther, Tiaji
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 21, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Salaam-Blyther, Tiaji

Specialist in Global Health

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: January 21, 2011
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Over the past decade, global health has become a priority in U.S. foreign policy, more than tripling U.S. funding for such efforts. This report discusses neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a group of 17 diseases that are found primarily among the poorest people in 149 countries and territories. NTDs are an important focus of U.S. global health assistance and may come under scrutiny as the 112th Congress debates spending levels for ongoing global health programs.

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55 pages.

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