PLOS 27/04/17 The first “London Declaration”: The Commonwealth and its neglected tropical diseases. Citation: Hotez PJ, Damania A, Barua A, Stanaway J (2017) The first “London Declaration”: The Commonwealth and its neglected tropical diseases.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(4): e0005321. Editor: Judd L. PLOS 20/04/17 PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Ten years of progress in neglected tropical disease control and elimination … More or less. Abstract This year PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (PLOS NTDs) celebrates its tenth anniversary following the publication of the first issue in 2007 .
When PLOS NTDs was founded, the framework of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) as an alternative to “other diseases” (as they were then referred to in the Millennium Development Goals) was just getting started—especially for Africa [2, 3]. In the decade since, PLOS NTDs has overseen enormous successes in NTD control and elimination. Here, we want to briefly review the ten year progress made towards the control or elimination of the diseases now identified by the WHO as NTDs. PLOS 30/06/16 Southern Europe’s Coming Plagues: Vector-Borne Neglected Tropical Diseases. PLOS 05/06/14 Neglected Zoonotic Diseases—The Long and Winding Road to Advocacy.
Abstract Background Years of advocacy for the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have focused the world's attention on these diseases of the poor, resulting most recently in the 2012 “London Declaration” and the recent World Health Assembly Resolution WHA66.12 on NTDs in May 2013.
Control of the endemic neglected zoonotic diseases (NZDs) would benefit from a similar campaign, which needs the support of a global community. PLOS 29/05/14 Ten Global “Hotspots” for the Neglected Tropical Diseases. PLOS 05/12/13 Elimination and Eradication of Neglected Tropical Diseases with Mass Drug Administrations: A Survey of Experts. Abstract Background Lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths, and trachoma are the five most prevalent neglected tropical diseases in the world, and each is frequently treated with mass drug administrations.
We performed a survey of neglected tropical diseases experts to elicit their opinions on the role of mass drug administrations for the elimination of these infections. Methodology/Principal Findings We sent an online survey to corresponding authors who had published an article about a neglected tropical disease from 2007 to 2011. Conclusions/Significance Respondents for lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, and trachoma were more enthusiastic about the prospects of elimination and eradication than were respondents for schistosomiasis or soil-transmitted helminths. Author Summary. PLOS 30/10/14 Tungiasis—A Neglected Disease with Many Challenges for Global Public Health. Citation: Feldmeier H, Heukelbach J, Ugbomoiko US, Sentongo E, Mbabazi P, von Samson-Himmelstjerna G, et al. (2014) Tungiasis—A Neglected Disease with Many Challenges for Global Public Health.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(10): e3133. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003133 Published: October 30, 2014 Copyright: © 2014 Feldmeier et al. PLOS 13/11/14 Strengthening Neglected Tropical Disease Research through Enhancing Research-Site Capacity: An Evaluation of a Novel Web Application to Facilitate Research Collaborations. Citation: Furtado T, Franzen S, van Loggerenberg F, Carn G, Grahek S, McBride M, et al. (2014) Strengthening Neglected Tropical Disease Research through Enhancing Research-Site Capacity: An Evaluation of a Novel Web Application to Facilitate Research Collaborations.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(11): e3225. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003225 Editor: Alejandro Javier Krolewiecki, Instituto de Investigaciones en Enfrmedades Tropicales. Universidad Nacional de Salta, Argentina. PLOS 13/12/11 Toward an Open-Access Global Database for Mapping, Control, and Surveillance of Neglected Tropical Diseases. Abstract Background After many years of general neglect, interest has grown and efforts came under way for the mapping, control, surveillance, and eventual elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
Disease risk estimates are a key feature to target control interventions, and serve as a benchmark for monitoring and evaluation. What is currently missing is a georeferenced global database for NTDs providing open-access to the available survey data that is constantly updated and can be utilized by researchers and disease control managers to support other relevant stakeholders. We describe the steps taken toward the development of such a database that can be employed for spatial disease risk modeling and control of NTDs. PLOS 25/10/11 The Neglected Tropical Diseases of India and South Asia: Review of Their Prevalence, Distribution, and Control or. PLOS 27/07/11 A Review of Exotic Animal Disease in Great Britain and in Scotland Specifically between 1938 and 2007. Results Of the former OIE List A diseases, CSF, FMD, SVD, HPAI (“fowl plague” until 1981 ) and NDV (“fowl pest” until 1962) have all occurred in GB between 1938 and 2007.
The remaining OIE List A diseases did not occur: African horse sickness, African swine fever, bluetongue (introduced in 2008), contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, goat and sheep pox, lumpy skin disease, peste des petits ruminants, Rift Valley fever, rinderpest and vesicular stomatitis. Livestock demographics in Great Britain 1938–2007 The total number of cattle, sheep and pigs farmed in GB almost doubled from 32.7 million in the 1940s to 58.2 million in the 1990s, but then declined following the FMD outbreak in 2001 to 46.5 million (Figure 1, left panels; see Table S1 for all 70-year results).
The number of poultry more than doubled from 61.1 million in 1948 to 150.4 million in 2007 (Figure 1, left panels; Table S1). Figure 1. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022066.g001 Individual diseases in Great Britain 1938–2007 Figure 2. PLOS 26/07/11 The Struggle of Neglected Scientific Groups: Ten Years of NeTropica Efforts to Promote Research in Tropical Diseas. Figures Citation: Moreno E, Gutiérrez JM, Chaves-Olarte E (2011) The Struggle of Neglected Scientific Groups: Ten Years of NeTropica Efforts to Promote Research in Tropical Diseases in Central America.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5(7): e1055. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001055 Editor: Jeffrey Michael Bethony, George Washington University, United States of America Published: July 26, 2011 Copyright: © 2011 Moreno et al. Funding: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. The general strategy used by high-income countries to address global health challenges in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) relies heavily on short-term strategies designed to diminish the burden of diseases afflicting the populations of those countries.
Historical Background: Central America in the 1980s A different historic, economic, and political cycle started in 1979. The Emergence of a Bilateral Graduate Program Figure 1. Figure 2. PLOS 31/05/11 Research and Capacity Building for Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases: The Need for a Different Approach. Abstract Background Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) activity has recently been detected in the Kordufan region of Sudan. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012 February; 6(2): e1475. Neglected Tropical Diseases of the Middle East and North Africa: Review of Their. PLOS 16/04/15 Neglected Tropical Diseases among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Overview and Update. Abstract The ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) constitute an economic powerhouse, yet these countries also harbor a mostly hidden burden of poverty and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
Almost 200 million people live in extreme poverty in ASEAN countries, mostly in the low or lower middle-income countries of Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Viet Nam, and Cambodia, and many of them are affected by at least one NTD. However, NTDs are prevalent even among upper middle-income ASEAN countries such as Malaysia and Thailand, especially among the indigenous populations. The three major intestinal helminth infections are the most common NTDs; each helminthiasis is associated with approximately 100 million infections in the region. In addition, more than 10 million people suffer from either liver or intestinal fluke infections, as well as schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis (LF). Editor: Darren J. PLOS 26/02/15 The Gulf of Mexico: A “Hot Zone” for Neglected Tropical Diseases? Citation: Hotez PJ, Bottazzi ME, Dumonteil E, Buekens P (2015) The Gulf of Mexico: A “Hot Zone” for Neglected Tropical Diseases? PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(2): e0003481. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003481 Editor: Sima Rafati, Pasteur Institute of Iran, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN Published: February 26, 2015 Copyright: © 2015 Hotez 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: PB is supported by grant number R01AI083563 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Subtropical portions of North America that envelop the Gulf of Mexico are emerging as areas that are highly endemic for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
PLOS 31/07/12 Nigeria: “Ground Zero" for the High Prevalence Neglected Tropical Diseases. Citation: Hotez PJ, Asojo OA, Adesina AM (2012) Nigeria: “Ground Zero" for the High Prevalence Neglected Tropical Diseases. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6(7): e1600. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001600 Published: July 31, 2012 Copyright: © Hotez 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 funding for this study.
Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. PLOS 25/06/15 Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Ebola-Affected Countries of West Africa. Citation: Hotez PJ (2015) Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Ebola-Affected Countries of West Africa. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(6): e0003671. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003671 Editor: Wesley C. Van Voorhis, University of Washington Medical Center, UNITED STATES Published: June 25, 2015. PLOS 25/11/15 Spodoptera frugiperdaImpact of the Neglected Tropical Diseases on Human Development in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Nations.