Building Programs to Eradicate Toxoplasmosis Part IV: Understanding and Development of Public Health Strategies and Advances "Take a Village"

Mariangela Soberón Felín, Kanix Wang, Aliya Moreira, Andrew Grose, Karen Leahy, Ying Zhou, Fatima Alibana Clouser, Maryam Siddiqui, Nicole Leong, Perpetua Goodall, Morgan Michalowski, Mahmoud Ismail, Monica Christmas, Stephen Schrantz, Zuleima Caballero, Ximena Norero, Dora Estripeaut, David Ellis, Catalina Raggi, Catherine CastroDavina Moossazadeh, Margarita Ramirez, Abhinav Pandey, Kevin Ashi, Samantha Dovgin, Ashtyn Dixon, Xuan Li, Ian Begeman, Sharon Heichman, Joseph Lykins, Delba Villalobos-Cerrud, Lorena Fabrega, José Luis Sanchez Montalvo, Connie Mendivil, Mario R Quijada, Silvia Fernández-Pirla, Valli de La Guardia, Digna Wong, Mayrene Ladrón de Guevara, Carlos Flores, Jovanna Borace, Anabel García, Natividad Caballero, Claudia Rengifo-Herrera, Maria Theresa Moreno de Saez, Michael Politis, Stephanie Ross, Mimansa Dogra, Vishan Dhamsania, Carlos Gomez, Ligia Alejandra De la Torre Cifuentes

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Purpose of Review: Review international efforts to build a global public health initiative focused on toxoplasmosis with spillover benefits to save lives, sight, cognition and motor function benefiting maternal and child health.

Recent Findings: Multiple countries' efforts to eliminate toxoplasmosis demonstrate progress and context for this review and new work.

Summary: Problems with potential solutions proposed include accessibility of accurate, inexpensive diagnostic testing, pre-natal screening and facilitating tools, missed and delayed neonatal diagnosis, restricted access, high costs, delays in obtaining medicines emergently, delayed insurance pre-approvals and high medicare copays taking considerable physician time and effort, harmful shortcuts being taken in methods to prepare medicines in settings where access is restricted, reluctance to perform ventriculoperitoneal shunts promptly when needed without recognition of potential benefit, access to resources for care, especially for marginalized populations, and limited use of recent advances in management of neurologic and retinal disease which can lead to good outcomes.

Supplementary Information: The online version contains supplementary material available at 10.1007/s40124-022-00268-x.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-30
Number of pages30
JournalCurrent Pediatrics Reports
Issue number2022
StateE-pub ahead of print - Aug 16 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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