Journal: JPR:BioMedRx:An International Journal

Article Id: JPRS-RP-0000232
Title: A literature review on current tropical diseases and the role of Pharmacist in public health with special reference to tropical diseases
Category: Role of Pharmacist
Section: Review Article
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    Tropical diseases encompass all diseases that occur principally, in this tropic. In practice, the term is often taken to refer to infectious diseases that flourish in hot, humid conditions, such as malaria, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, Chagas disease, Leprosy, and dengue etc. The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing technical support to 14 countries with persistent transmission of yaws or where the disease has reemerged as part of a renewed effort to eradicate the disease. Tropical diseases are the most common infections of the world’s poorest people living in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Occurring predominantly among people who live on below the World Bank poverty figure of US$1.25 per day. These are group of chronic parasitic and related bacterial and viral infections that actually promote poverty because of their impact on child development, pregnancy outcome, and worker productivity. Pharmacists, also known as druggists or chemists, are healthcare professionals who practice in pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication for therapeutic uses of drugs. They are also play an important role during complete eradication of tropical diseases. National strategies for attaining health for all will normally provide for the monitoring of pharmacy manpower development and pharmacy services in the framework of health systems such as prevention and treatment of Tropical diseases. This comprehensive review article is important data base on current tropical diseases and the role of pharmacist in public health with special reference to tropical diseases.

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    Tarasankar Maity*, Nilanjan Pahari, Khokan Bera, Subarna Ganguli

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    Department of Pharmacy, Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology and AHS.Uluberia, Howrah-711316, West Bengal, India

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    Tarasankar Maity, Asst. Professor
    Department of Pharmacy,
    Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical
    Technology and AHS. Uluberia,
    Howrah-711316, West Bengal, India


    Received on:14-10-2012; Revised on: 19-11-2012; Accepted on:17-12-2012

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    Tarasankar Maity*, Nilanjan Pahari, Khokan Bera, Subarna Ganguli

    Title:A literature review on current tropical diseases and the role of Pharmacist in public health with special reference to tropical diseases
    Journal:JPR:BioMedRx:An International Journal
    Vol(issue):1 (January )
    Year:2013
    Page No: (4-10)
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    Methodology:A literature review on current tropical diseases
    Research Materials:Dengue, Malaria, lymphatic filariasis, Leprosy

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Tropical disease Dengue Malaria lymphatic filariasis Leprosy Pharmacist.

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