Integration and disease control: notes from the Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine Colloquium 2002

Authors


Authors
Yodi Mahendradhata (corresponding author), Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health and Filip Moerman, Department of Parasitology, Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium. Fax: +32-3-2476258; E-mail: ymahendradhata@itg.be,fmoerman@itg.be

Summary

The discussion on the desirability or not to integrate disease control activities with general health services is a longstanding one. The recent creations of global health initiatives for poverty-related disease control have refuelled the debate. The Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) convened a colloquium in Antwerp to clarify concepts involved in integrated disease control and contribute to the creation of a common scientific language and a better understanding of the issues at stake. We present an overview of highlights from the colloquium sessions. Some of the contributions reported here are presented in more detail elsewhere in this special issue.

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