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Immunity against HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis during Co-Infections with Neglected Infectious Diseases: Recommendations for the European Union Research Priorities

Immunity against HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis during Co-Infections with Neglected Infectious Diseases: Recommendations for the European Union Research Priorities

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dc.contributor.author Boraschi, Diana
dc.contributor.author Chisi, John
dc.contributor.author Elhassan, Ibrahim.M
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date 2008
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-16T06:31:04Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-16T06:31:04Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-16
dc.date.submitted 2015
dc.identifier.citation Boraschi D, Abebe Alemayehu M, Aseffa A, Chiodi F, Chisi J, et al. (2008) Immunity against HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis during Co-Infections with Neglected Infectious Diseases: Recommendations for the European Union Research Priorities. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2(6): e255. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000255 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/17113
dc.description.abstract Infectious diseases remain a major health and socioeconomic problem in many low-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. For many years, the three most devastating diseases, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (TB) have received most of the world’s attention. However, in rural and impoverished urban areas, a number of infectious diseases remain neglected and cause massive suffering. It has been calculated that a group of 13 neglected infectious diseases affects over one billion people, corresponding to a sixth of the world’s population. These diseases include infections with different types of worms and parasites, cholera, and sleeping sickness, and can cause significant mortality and severe disabilities in low-income countries. For most of these diseases, vaccines are either not available, poorly effective, or too expensive. Moreover, these neglected diseases often occur in individuals who are also affected by HIV/AIDS, malaria, or TB, making the problem even more serious and indicating that coinfections are the rule rather than the exception in many geographical areas. To address the importance of combating co-infections, scientists from 14 different countries in Africa and Europe met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 9–11, 2007. The message coming from these scientists is that the only possibility for winning the fight against infections in low-income countries is by studying, in the most global way possible, the complex interaction between different infections and conditions of malnourishment. The new scientific and technical tools of the post-genomic era can allow us to reach this goal. However, a concomitant effort in improving education and social conditions will be needed to make the scientific findings effective. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Khartoum en_US
dc.subject Neglected Infectious Diseases en_US
dc.subject Tuberculosis en_US
dc.subject Malaria en_US
dc.title Immunity against HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis during Co-Infections with Neglected Infectious Diseases: Recommendations for the European Union Research Priorities en_US
dc.type Publication en_US
dc.Faculty Endemic Diseases en_US

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