Art work
Carsten Stormer
If you look at three diseases, the three major killers, HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, 
the only disease for which we have really good drugs is HIV. And it's very simple:
because there's a market in the United States and Europe. Jim Yong Ki


  One day I wanted to see the sea
-the sea of childhood- and it was too late.
Gabriel García Márquez 
Poem from a snai  l


It is our pleasure to present this book that could not be possible without the altruistic contribution of the authors and reporters to become a reality this non-profit project, which has as its main objective to contribute to the control of infectious diseases in the less developed areas of the world.

We would like to recognize the support provided by USM to this project.

We are very grateful to the team of Penerbit USM for their patience, professionalism and enthusiasm for the publication of the book.

We would like to recognize Elsevier for the quality of the language editing services, which was  supported by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education through the Higher Institution Centre of Excellence Program (HICoE) at INFORMM (Grant no. 311/CIPPM/4401005)


The Editors