GAVI Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations

GDP gross domestic product

GHI U.S. Global Health Initiative

GIS geographic information system

GPELF Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis

GSK GlaxoSmithKline

HAT human African trypanosomiasis

HDI Human Development Index

HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HIV human immunodeficiency virus

ICT immunochromatographic card test

IDC innovative developing country

IgG immunoglobulin G

IgM immunoglobulin M

IOM Institute of Medicine

IQ intelligence quotient

LAC Latin America and the Caribbean

LF lymphatic filariasis

MDA mass drug administration

MDG Millennium Development Goal

MDR multidrug-resistant

MDR-TB multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

NCC neurocystercercosis

NECT nifurtimox-eflornithine combination therapy

NGO nongovernmental organization

NID neglected infectious disease

NIH National Institutes of Health

NTD Neglected Tropical Disease

NZD Neglected Zoonotic Disease

OIE World Organization for Animal Health

PAHO Pan-American Health Organization

PCR polymerase chain reaction

PDP product-development partnership

R&D research and development

RNA ribonucleic acid



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