BMC PUBLIC HEALTH 11/11/21 Perceived determinants of implementation success of the neglected tropical diseases programme in Ghana: a qualitative study among programme officers. Study design/approach The study employed a qualitative research approach to study and enquire about implementation across various levels.
The qualitative approach was used in this study to enable the researcher to explore and understand implementation as a social phenomenon . Hence, the adoption of the qualitative approach in the study at the three levels of healthcare in Ghana ensured that an in-depth understanding was obtained through a deductive process . A case study design was used to obtain an in-depth understanding of the programme within the context of the Ghana Health Service. It investigates and explores issues through the lens of a deep contextual analysis and dwell on a limited number of events and how they relate .
Study area The Ga West Municipality is currently one of the 29 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Greater Accra Region . PLOS 01/07/21 Canadian contributions to research on neglected tropical diseases. Abstract Background The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Road Map for 2021–2030 was recently endorsed by all member states at the World Health Assembly in November 2020.
Although only 3 of the 20 NTDs are endemic in Canada (i.e., echinococcosis, rabies, and scabies), the Canadian research community has contributed to advancing the knowledge base of all 20 NTDs. Previous research comprehensively detailed Canadian research on 11 NTDs between 1950 and 2010 using a network analysis approach. PLOS 13/05/21 Strengthening data collection for neglected tropical diseases: What data are needed for models to better inform tailored intervention programmes? Abstract Locally tailored interventions for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are becoming increasingly important for ensuring that the World Health Organization (WHO) goals for control and elimination are reached.
Mathematical models, such as those developed by the NTD Modelling Consortium, are able to offer recommendations on interventions but remain constrained by the data currently available. Data collection for NTDs needs to be strengthened as better data are required to indirectly inform transmission in an area. Addressing specific data needs will improve our modelling recommendations, enabling more accurate tailoring of interventions and assessment of their progress. In this collection, we discuss the data needs for several NTDs, specifically gambiense human African trypanosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths (STH), trachoma, and visceral leishmaniasis.
PLOS 01/04/21 Reviewing the ecological evidence base for management of emerging tropical zoonoses: Kyasanur Forest Disease in India as a case study. Citation: Burthe SJ, Schäfer SM, Asaaga FA, Balakrishnan N, Chanda MM, Darshan N, et al. (2021) Reviewing the ecological evidence base for management of emerging tropical zoonoses: Kyasanur Forest Disease in India as a case study.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 15(4): e0009243. Editor: Ran Wang, Beijing Children’s Hospital, Capital Medical University, CHINA Published: April 1, 2021 Copyright: © 2021 Burthe et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Data Availability: The only data reported in this manuscript are summaries of the interview data which are given in the supplementary information. Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. PATHOGENS 17/03/21 Publication Trends in Neglected Tropical Diseases of Latin America and the Caribbean: A Bibliometric Analysis. (1) Background: Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have been overlooked on the global health agenda and in the priorities of national systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
In 2012, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created to ensure healthy lives and promoting well-being for all. This roadmap set out to accelerate work to overcome the global impact of NTDs. Almost a decade has passed since NTDs were re-launched as a global priority. Investment in research and development, as well as the production of scientific literature on NTDs, is expected to have increased significantly. (2) Methods: A bibliometric analysis of the scientific production of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) was carried out in relation to 19 endemic NTDs. These data were compared with the scientific production in malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. ►▼ Show Figures Figure 1. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH 23/02/21 Evaluation of health surveillance system attributes: the case of neglected tropical diseases in Kenya.
Socio-demographic characteristics Data was collected from three regions comprising 10 counties: Coast (Kwale, Kilifi, Lamu, Tana River and Taita Taveta), Rift Valley (Baringo, West Pokot and Narok) and Eastern (Kitui and Embu) with county distribution of the respondents ranging from 5 to 18%.
The study enrolled 192 respondents, 88% of them worked in public health facilities with a majority (71%) stationed in second tier (dispensary) facilities (Table 1). Data showed that 61% of respondents were aged between 18 and 40 years, 51% were female and 83% had attained at least a diploma level of education. The health cadre for 65, 22 and 10% of respondents were nursing, clinical and public health staff respectively. Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 09/11/20 One Health for neglected tropical diseases.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 14(9): e0008680. Editor: Johan Van Weyenbergh, KU Leuven, BELGIUM Published: September 21, 2020 Copyright: © 2020 Chaumont et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Funding: The authors received no specific funding for this work. Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. PLOS 12/08/20 The process of building the priority of neglected tropical diseases: A global policy analysis. Citation: Aya Pastrana N, Beran D, Somerville C, Heller O, Correia JC, Suggs LS (2020) The process of building the priority of neglected tropical diseases: A global policy analysis.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 14(8): e0008498. Editor: Deborah Mc Farland, Rollins School of Public Health, UNITED STATES Received: October 10, 2019; Accepted: June 18, 2020; Published: August 12, 2020. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH - DEC 2019 - CURRENCY NOTES AND ASSOCIATED RISK OF NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES: STUDY ON THE NIGERIAN NAIRA. PLOS 26/03/20 Central Latin America: Two decades of challenges in neglected tropical disease control. Citation: Hotez PJ, Damania A, Bottazzi ME (2020) Central Latin America: Two decades of challenges in neglected tropical disease control.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 14(3): e0007962. Editor: Ana Lourdes Sanchez, Brock University, CANADA. Infectious Diseases of Poverty 13/12/19 Frequency and distribution of neglected tropical diseases in Mozambique: a systematic review. Methods Search strategy This review is based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines (Additional files 2 and 3). We conducted an electronic literature search using EndNote X7.8 throughout the following electronic databases: Pubmed/MEDLINE, EmBase and Global Health.
We did not apply restrictions to language of publication. The results were limited in the search string to articles published from January 1950 to December 2018. Study selection The methods used in selecting manuscripts are provided in Fig. 1. Selection of the sources included in the review Results. PLOS 08/08/19 DR Congo and Nigeria: New neglected tropical disease threats and solutions for the bottom 40% Citation: Hotez P (2019) DR Congo and Nigeria: New neglected tropical disease threats and solutions for the bottom 40%. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 13(8): e0007145. Editor: Judd L. Walson, University of Washington, UNITED STATES Published: August 8, 2019 Copyright: © 2019 Peter Hotez. Funding: The author received no specific funding for this work. Competing interests: I have read the journal's policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests: I am lead investigator and/or patentholder on several vaccines in clinical trials or in development, vaccines which would provide protection against some of the infections and diseases discussed in the article such as hookworm and schistosomiasis.
PLOS 22/09/15 Epidemiology of Tropical Neglected Diseases in Ecuador in the Last 20 Years. Abstract Background Tropical and zoonotic diseases are major problems in developing countries like Ecuador. Poorly designed houses, the high proportion of isolated indigenous population and under developed infrastructure represent a fertile environment for vectors to proliferate. Control campaigns in Ecuador over the years have had varying success, depending on the disease and vectors targeted.
PLOS 24/01/19 China’s shifting neglected parasitic infections in an era of economic reform, urbanization, disease control, and the Belt and Road Initiative. Citation: Wang L, Zou Y, Zhu X, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ, Zhan B (2019) China’s shifting neglected parasitic infections in an era of economic reform, urbanization, disease control, and the Belt and Road Initiative. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 13(1): e0006946. Editor: J. Russell Stothard, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UNITED KINGDOM Published: January 24, 2019.
PLOS 17/01/19 Ghana: Accelerating neglected tropical disease control in a setting of economic development. Citation: Hotez PJ, Biritwum N-K, Fenwick A, Molyneux DH, Sachs JD (2019) Ghana: Accelerating neglected tropical disease control in a setting of economic development. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 13(1): e0007005. Editor: Mike J. Doenhoff, University of Nottingham, UNITED KINGDOM Published: January 17, 2019 Copyright: © 2019 Hotez et al. Funding: The authors received no specific funding for this work. PLOS 21/12/18 General contextual effects on neglected tropical disease risk in rural Kenya. Abstract The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are characterized by their tendency to cluster within groups of people, typically the poorest and most marginalized.
Despite this, measures of clustering, such as within-group correlation or between-group heterogeneity, are rarely reported from community-based studies of NTD risk. We describe a general contextual analysis that uses multi-level models to partition and quantify variation in individual NTD risk at multiple grouping levels in rural Kenya. The importance of general contextual effects (GCE) in structuring variation in individual infection with Schistosoma mansoni, the soil-transmitted helminths, Taenia species, and Entamoeba histolytica/dispar was examined at the household-, sublocation- and constituency-levels using variance partition/intra-class correlation co-efficients and median odds ratios.
These were compared with GCE for HIV, Plasmodium falciparum and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. PLOS 01/11/18 Developing mobile health applications for neglected tropical disease research. Abstract Mobile applications (apps) can bring health research and its potential downstream benefits closer to underserved populations. Drawing on experience developing an app for detecting and referring cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Colombia, called Guaral/app, we review key steps in creating such mobile health (mHealth) tools.
These require consideration of the sociotechnical context using methods such as systems analysis and human-centered design (HCD), predicated on engagement and iteration with all stakeholders. PLOS 21/12/17 Ten failings in global neglected tropical diseases control. ACADEMIE ROYALE DE MEDECINE DE BELGIQUE VIA YOUTUBE 03/07/18 NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES IN THE TIME OF BLUE MARBLE HEALTH AND THE ANTHROPOCENE. PLOS 16/11/17 US Gulf Coast states: The rise of neglected tropical diseases in "flyover nation" PLOS 04/06/18 The burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Brazil, 1990-2016: A subnational analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Citation: Martins-Melo FR, Carneiro M, Ramos AN Jr, Heukelbach J, Ribeiro ALP, Werneck GL (2018) The burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Brazil, 1990-2016: A subnational analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(6): e0006559. Editor: Andrea Angheben, Sacro Cuore Hospital, ITALY. PLOS 31/05/18 Impact of vector biology research on old and emerging neglected tropical diseases. PLOS 24/05/18 “Rapid impact” 10 years after: The first “decade” (2006–2016) of integrated neglected tropical disease control. Citation: Hotez PJ, Fenwick A, Ray SE, Hay SI, Molyneux DH (2018) “Rapid impact” 10 years after: The first “decade” (2006–2016) of integrated neglected tropical disease control. BMJ 20/03/18 Funding innovation in neglected diseases. PLOS 18/01/18 The rise of neglected tropical diseases in the "new Texas" Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Aug;110(8) Geographical and temporal trends in imported infections from the tropics requiring inpatient care at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London - a 15 year study.
Skip to Main Content. PLOS 07/09/17 Advocacy for identifying certain animal diseases as “neglected” Citation: Roger FL, Solano P, Bouyer J, Porphyre V, Berthier D, Peyre M, et al. (2017) Advocacy for identifying certain animal diseases as “neglected”. PLOS 31/08/17 The francophone network on neglected tropical diseases. THE LANCET - SEPT 2017 - Changing trends of neglected tropical diseases in China. OMS 25/07/17 Annual Report 2016: WHO Health Emergencies Programme in the African Region. F1000 RESEARCH via YOUTUBE 10/06/15 Neglected diseases, cohorts and populations. PLOS 06/07/17 Mobile-phone and handheld microscopy for neglected tropical diseases. PLOS 29/06/17 Venezuela and its rising vector-borne neglected diseases. PLOS 19/05/17 Measuring changes in transmission of neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and enteric pathogens from quantitative antibody levels. PLOS 23/02/17 Global urbanization and the neglected tropical diseases. PLOS 20/04/17 How to determine if a model is right for neglected tropical disease decision making.
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PATH 11/04/16 Fighting disease, fear, and fatigue - Game-changing new tools address two of the nastiest neglected tropical diseases. Parasite Epidemiology and Control Volume 1, Issue 2, June 2016, Trends and spatial patterns of mortality related to neglected tropical diseases in Brazil. DEFRA 28/11/17 Contingency plan for exotic notifiable diseases of animals 2016. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-000836-16 Combating the growing incidence of tropical diseases in Europe. LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE - Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases. Bol Med Hosp Infant Mex 2011;68(2):86-90 The global burden of neglected tropical diseases.
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BMC 11/06/15 Challenges and opportunities associated with neglected tropical disease and water, sanitation and hygiene intersectoral integration programs. LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE 01/06/15 The best buy in global public health One of the world's top experts on tropical disease explains why action on poverty-related illnesses is a must – and simpler than we might think. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-002248-15 Neglected tropical diseases. BLOG BIOMED 30/03/15 News of Neglected Tropical Diseases. DEFRA 11/03/15 United Kingdom contingency plan for exotic notifiable diseases of animals (màj) OMS via YOUTUBE – FEV 2015 – Emission vidéo d'1H30 consacrée au même sujet. OMS - FEV 2015 - Investing to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases - Third WHO report on neglected tropical diseases.
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