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Neglected diseases: Teach or treat?
Description: Scientists are debating how to address neglected tropical diseases – one camp argues for more drug development, and another is pushing for more funding and research on public health strategies. Jerry Spiegel and colleagues at UBC argue that research has largely ignored the socio-environmental roots of diseases, including sanitation, access to clean water, community education, and more. “Health is far more than a biomedical challenge,” said Spiegel, director of global health at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, and a professor at UBC.
Date: 18 May 2010
Author: Megan Scudellari
Source: The Scientist
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