by Sosa-Estani S, Alvar J, Sancho J, Aparicio Azcárraga P, Ciscar M, Gold S, Labrador Cañadas MV, Pécoul B, Rivero M, Castellanos LG. Real Academia Nacional de Medicina 2021;138(03): 202–208. doi: 10.32440/ar.2021.138.03.rev01
Summary: There has been considerable progress in the control of transmission of Chagas disease by vector or blood transfusion. However, transmission by other routes, namely oral and mother-to-child remain a challenge with regard to control and access to health care. All available tools should be optimized and implemented towards early diagnosis and treatment of infected women of childbearing age, pregnant women, and children, as well as asymptomatic infected people. Several countries and regions are already implementing this strategy in this particular group of women and children. The advances made result from collaboration between the public and private sectors, although greater political commitment is needed in order to achieve Chagas elimination as a public health problem by 2030.