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Title: Interventions to Bring Comprehensive Care to People with Chagas Disease: Experiences in Bolivia, Argentina and Colombia
Author: Pinazo, María Jesús
Pereiro, Ana
Herazo, Rafael
Chopita, Marina
Forsyth, Colin
Lenardon, Mabel
Losada, Irene
Torrico, Faustino
Marchiol, Andrea
Vera, Mauricio
Keywords: Malaltia de Chagas
Medicina tropical
Chagas' disease
Tropical medicine
Issue Date: Mar-2020
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Chagas disease (CD) affects over six million people and is a leading cause of heart failure in the Americas. Few are able to access diagnosis and treatment for CD, resulting in a missed opportunity to prevent morbimortality. Integration of testing and treatment with the primary healthcare level is a key step in ensuring affected people receive timely antitrypansomal therapy, which increasing evidence shows can prevent chronic complications from the disease and halt congenital transmission. This article describes three collaborative projects focused on increasing access to testing and treatment for CD through primary healthcare facilities in Bolivia, Argentina, and Colombia.
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It is part of: Acta Tropica, 2020, vol. 203
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ISSN: 0001-706X
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