Special Issue "One Health and Neglected Tropical Diseases"

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Claire J Standley
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Guest Editor
Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., United States
Interests: infectious disease control; multisectoral collaboration; health systems; One Health; public health emergency preparedness and response; neglected tropical diseases
Dr. Jared Bakuza
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Guest Editor
Department of Biological Sciences, Dar es Salaam University College of Education, Tanzania
Interests: schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiases; wildlife/zoonotic diseases assessment; species/ecosystem vulnerability to climate change; parasite diagnostic tools; geospatial analysis of disease risks
Dr. Jennifer K. Peterson
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Guest Editor
University Honors College, Portland State University
Interests: global health; neglected tropical disease; vector-borne disease; eco-epidemiology; chagas disease; triatomine bugs

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

“One Health” is defined as an approach to achieve better health outcomes for humans, animals, and the environment through collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts. Increasingly, a One Health framework is being applied to the management, control, and even elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a set of infectious diseases that, collectively, affect more than one billion people in almost 150 countries.

NTDs are some of the most common infections in the world; they cause substantial morbidity and mortality, particularly in regions with little access to medical care and other resources. Although there is increasing recognition of the major public health threat presented by NTDs, the ecological complexities of their transmission continue to pose challenges for control and elimination. Zoonotic NTDs such as Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, rabies, taeniasis/cysticercosis, schistosomiasis, and echinococcosis present obstacles for public health and veterinary services in addition to wildlife conservation. Vector-borne NTDs such as lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, dengue virus, and chikungunya necesitate measures that integrate consideration of the environment into public health strategies in order to sustainably reduce disease transmission.

Considering the multitude of complex dynamics inherent to their transmission, NTDs are ideally suited for consideration within a “One Health” approach. This Special Issue will explore the process by which the One Health concept is being applied to NTD control around the world, with an emphasis on multisectoral and integrated approaches at the regional, national, and/or subnational levels.

Dr. Claire J. Standley
Dr. Jared Bakuza
Dr. Jennifer K. Peterson
Guest Editors

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  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Zoonotic diseases
  • One Health
  • Disease mapping
  • Diagnostics
  • Training
  • Multisectoral interventions
  • Pesticides
  • Integrated vector management
  • Integrated pest management
  • Infectious diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Reservoir hosts
  • Emerging diseases
  • Vector-borne diseases

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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