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WHO and the future of disease control programmes

WHO (Christopher Dye, Thierry Mertens, Gottfried Hirnschall, Winnie Mpanju-Shumbusho, Robert D Newman, Mario C Raviglione, Lorenzo Savioli, Hiroki Nakatani)

Huge increases in funding for international health over the past two decades have led to a proliferation of donors, partnerships, and health organisations. Over the same period, the global burden of non-communicable diseases has increased absolutely and relative to communicable diseases. In this changing landscape, national programmes for the control of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases must be reinforced.

  • Health care professionals
  • Policy makers
  • WHO European region
  • Capacity building
  • Treatment
  • Prevention

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