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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Emily
dc.contributor.authorPerson, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-19T17:15:35Z
dc.date.available2019-12-19T17:15:35Z
dc.date.copyright2019
dc.date.issued2019-12-19
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/10792
dc.description.abstractNeglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a subsection of diseases identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) that burden approximately 1 billion people every year. The majority of the affected individuals live in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Additionally, these conditions disproportionately affect those in poverty. Three NTDs in particular that can present a need for surgical intervention are Soil-Transmitted Helminthiases, Buruli Ulcer, and Trachoma. Currently, 5 billion individuals lack access to surgical care, of which LMICs also bear the largest gaps in access. A strong surgical system is vital to the success of an overall healthcare system and is a necessary part of relieving the burden of NTDs. Surgical system strengthening intersects with NTDs in such a way that it is impossible to adequately address the burden of neglected tropical diseases without also placing focus on strengthening the surgical care system.en_US
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dc.titleThe Intersections of Neglected Tropical Disease and Surgical System Strength in Low and Middle Income Countriesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholars.en_US
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