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Challenges for the integration of mass drug administrations against multiple ‘neglected tropical diseases’

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Abstract on the integration of mass drug administrations against multiple NTDs. Hopkins, Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, Volume 103, 2009 – Issue sup1.

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provide tools and templates for implementation of key activities to strengthen delivery by the health system of the recommended minimum package of care for LF patients make information and tools accessible to national LF programs and health professionals around the world identify and resolve gaps in resources

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