Special Issue "New Strategies for the Prevention, Control, Diagnosis and Treatment of Neglected Tropical Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 2855
Interests: drug discovery; parasitic disease; immune response
Interests: chagas disease; nitric oxide; macrophages; eicosanoids; cytokines; immune response
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect more than 1 billion people globally, and remain some of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Among the factors particular to these diseases, prevention/control, diagnosis, and treatment are perhaps the most explored subjects. Today, these issues, isolated or in combination, constitute the goals of researchers worldwide.
This year, on January 30th, during the celebration of World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) called on leaders and the scientific community to unite and face the problems surrounding NTDs. In addition, the theme “Achieving equity in health to end neglect of poverty-related diseases” was launched. Therefore, efforts must be focused on strengthening interventions that promote equitable health services for all.
The Special Issue of Pathogens on NTDs will focus on the discovery and development of new interventions, insight into the pathophysiology and clinical consequences of NTDs, and improvements in the current intervention strategies for their treatment, control, and elimination.
Areas covered by this Special Issue will include, but are not limited to:
- The discovery and development of new drugs;
- Diagnostics or biological interventions;
- Translational research to support progression into new interventions;
- Clinical trials and implementation and operational research to evaluate efficacy, scale-up, and impact.
We invite all researchers working on prevention, control, diagnosis, and treatment strategies to participate with us in the elaboration of not only a Special Issue, but the construction of a document that can serve as a source of scientific knowledge to promote the interventions needed.
Prof. Dr. Wander Rogério Pavanelli
Prof. Dr. Phileno Pinge-Filho
Dr. Lucy Megumi Yamauchi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- tropical disease