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WHO Report

Crossing the Billion: Preventive chemotherapy for neglected tropical diseases

30 December 2017

Preventive chemotherapy – one of the interventions deployed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to combat at least five Neglected Tropical Diseases – involves administering six medicines in seven different combinations, making it possible to treat more than one disease at a time. This publication celebrates the 10 years since the strategy of combining preventive chemotherapy and integrating strategies to treat those diseases amenable to the intervention began. As of 2015, over 1 billion people globally received treatment for one of the PCT NTDs. 2017.

Crossing the Billion (11.52 MB)