This analytical report presents an investment strategy for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and analyses the specific investment case for prevention, control, elimination and eradication of 12 of the 17 NTDs. Climate change is expected to increase the spread of several vector-borne NTDs, notably dengue, by changes in temperature, rainfall, relative humidity and climate variability. The report suggests that the presence of NTDs will thereby signal an early warning system for climate-sensitive diseases.

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Organization: WHO

Topics: Environment, Health, Adaptation

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2015

Language: English