Special Issue "The Relationship Between Poverty and Infectious Disease"
A special issue of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease (ISSN 2414-6366).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019
Dr. Claudia Muñoz-Zanzi
In 2013, according to the World Bank, an estimated 767 million people or 10.7% of the world’s population were living under the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day. These estimates revealed that progress is being made, mostly in East and South Asia and the Pacific region, yet poverty remains unacceptably high. Similarly, Sustainable Development Goals indicators show that major advances have been made in combating infectious diseases. However, a significant amount of infectious diseases disproportionately affects people living in poverty. Poverty is often found to be a strong risk factor for acquiring infectious diseases as detrimental living conditions increase vulnerability and exposure. Furthermore, disease outcomes among people living in poverty may be also be worse because of lack of access to quality care, underlying conditions, co-morbidities, lack of social support, etc. There is a need to understand further how poverty is produced, reproduced, and structurally sustained creating excess of disease among the most vulnerable members of society.
This Special Issue focuses on the biological, epidemiological, sociocultural, and environmental factors influencing the association between poverty and infectious diseases over the life cycle. Research is needed on lifecourse epidemiology to understand lifelong detrimental consequences of some infections (i.e., biological and social consequences of infections acquired congenitally or at an early age), implementation of public health programs under low resource settings and under challenging conditions (i.e., migrations, refugee camps, natural disasters), and novel technologies or interventions for diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases affecting mostly the poor who do not access to timely and affordable health care.
Dr. Claudia Muñoz-Zanzi
Dr. Zobeida Bonilla
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- infectious diseases
- neglected tropical diseases
- refugee health
- climate change
- health disparities
- social determinants of health
- implementation research
- sociopolitical factors
- economic factors