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Economic Development

How Systems Thinking Can Help Stop Neglected Tropical Diseases

Despite being easy and inexpensive to treat, a group of common bacterial and parasitic infections kill hundreds of thousands of people in tropical countries each year. In a new paper, Yale SOM’s Teresa Chahine and her co-authors map the complex system of stakeholders surrounding the diseases and identify key leverage points for making progress. 

Students receiving a deworming treatment at a school in Rwanda.