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Promises, Promises. From pledges to action: Will the rich nations fulfill their commitments to invest in infectious-diseases control?

Infectious diseases like malaria are back in the headlines. Communicable diseases are responsible for 60% of the total disease burden in developing countries. Infectious and parasitic diseases are a matter not only of health, but also of economic development, particularly for the world's lowest-income countries. Prevention and treatment programs are central to breaking the cycle of poor health and poverty for individuals and their communities.

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Elledge, M. (2001). Promises, Promises. From pledges to action: Will the rich nations fulfill their commitments to invest in infectious-diseases control? The Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, 38(8), 40-45.