Special Issue "Health Priorities and COVID-19"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2023) | Viewed by 13223
Interests: vaccination; COVID-19
Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic radically changed several aspects of daily life. In the majority of countries, health systems faced unprecedented pressure, due to the morbidity and mortality that resulted from COVID-19. This pandemic occurred at a time when countries worldwide were dealing with a number of public health priorities, including vaccine-preventable diseases (some of which were targeted for elimination/eradication), tropical diseases (mostly in low-income countries), and non-communicable diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed a roadmap to eliminate and eradicate neglected tropical diseases (NTD) by 2030, and several other global initiatives are currently underway.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a shift in focus and resources towards responding to the pandemic. The advances made in previous years, regarding several conditions of public health importance, including tropical diseases, could have been lost. As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year, with decreasing incidence of cases worldwide, it is important to assess the impact of tropical diseases since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also vital to present evidence on the effectiveness of control efforts for diseases of public health importance, especially if these interventions incorporate a holistic approach, including control measures for COVID-19.
It is our pleasure to invite you to submit your articles to this Special Issue, which is aimed at disseminating evidence on the interplay between COVID-19 and pre-existing public health priorities.
This Special Issue aims to disseminate data on the progress made in disease control efforts since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes interventions that were adapted to comply with the COVID-19 restrictions and interventions that were tailored to incorporate measures against COVID-19.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. The research areas may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Tropical diseases;
- Vaccine-preventable diseases;
- Non-communicable diseases;
- Injury and violence.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Charles Shey Wiysonge
Prof. Dr. Nkengafac Villyen Motaze
Manuscript Submission Information
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- long COVID
- tropical diseases
- neglected tropical diseases
- disease control