Neglected diseases, civil conflicts, and the right to health

Christopher Beyrer, Juan Carlos Villar, Voravit Suwanvanichkij, Sonal Singh, Stefan Baral, Edward J. Mills

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Neglected diseases remain one of the largest causes of disease and mortality. In addition to the difficulties in provision of appropriate drugs for specific diseases, many other factors contribute to the prevalence of such diseases and the difficulties in reducing their burden. We address the role that poor governance and politically motivated oppression have on the epidemiology of neglected diseases. We give case examples including filariasis in eastern Burma and vector-borne diseases (Chagas' disease, leishmaniasis, and yellow fever) in Colombia, we show the links between systematic human rights violations and the effects of infectious disease on health. We also discuss the role of researchers in advocating for and researching within oppressed populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-627
Number of pages9
JournalThe Lancet
Volume370
Issue number9587
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 18 2007

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Neglected Diseases
Civil Rights
Health
Myanmar
Yellow Fever
Disease Vectors
Filariasis
Leishmaniasis
Colombia
Chagas Disease
Communicable Diseases
Epidemiology
Research Personnel
Mortality
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Population

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  • Medicine(all)

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Beyrer, C., Villar, J. C., Suwanvanichkij, V., Singh, S., Baral, S., & Mills, E. J. (2007). Neglected diseases, civil conflicts, and the right to health. The Lancet, 370(9587), 619-627. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61301-4

Neglected diseases, civil conflicts, and the right to health. / Beyrer, Christopher; Villar, Juan Carlos; Suwanvanichkij, Voravit; Singh, Sonal; Baral, Stefan; Mills, Edward J.

In: The Lancet, Vol. 370, No. 9587, 18.08.2007, p. 619-627.

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Beyrer, C, Villar, JC, Suwanvanichkij, V, Singh, S, Baral, S & Mills, EJ 2007, 'Neglected diseases, civil conflicts, and the right to health', The Lancet, vol. 370, no. 9587, pp. 619-627. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61301-4
Beyrer, Christopher ; Villar, Juan Carlos ; Suwanvanichkij, Voravit ; Singh, Sonal ; Baral, Stefan ; Mills, Edward J. / Neglected diseases, civil conflicts, and the right to health. In: The Lancet. 2007 ; Vol. 370, No. 9587. pp. 619-627.
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