Booklet

The consortium have written a short booklet for non-specialist readers sumarising insights from mathematical modeling about challenges in reaching the 2020 elimination goals for NTDs.

NTD Modelling Consortium

In the run up to 2020, systematic quantitative modelling and analysis is needed to support the achievement of the 2020 goals for control and elimination of targeted neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The NTD Modelling Consortium was established to meet this need and modellers in the consortium have created mathematical models to analyse field data, make projections about the effects of current interventions, and suggest future intervention strategies.

First collection

As first output of the Filling the Gaps project the modelling consortium published a series of articles in Parasites & Vectors focusing on the transmission dynamics of nine NTDs. The Quantitative analysis of strategies to achieve the 2020 goals for neglected tropical diseases: where are we now? collection aims to provide quantitative analysis to support decision making.

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The consortium have written a short booklet for non-specialist readers sumarising insights from mathematical modeling about challenges in reaching the 2020 elimination goals for NTDs.

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In the run up to 2020, systematic quantitative modelling and analysis is needed to support the achievement of the 2020 goals for control and elimination of targeted neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The NTD Modelling Consortium was established to meet this need and modellers in the consortium have created mathematical models to analyse field data, make projections about the effects of current interventions, and suggest future intervention strategies.

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As first output of the Filling the Gaps project the modelling consortium published a series of articles in Parasites & Vectors focusing on the transmission dynamics of nine NTDs. The Quantitative analysis of strategies to achieve the 2020 goals for neglected tropical diseases: where are we now? collection aims to provide quantitative analysis to support decision making.

Diseases

Trachoma
A bacterial eye infection which can lead to blindness.
Leprosy
A bacterial infection which, if left untreated, causes progressive damage to the eyes, skin, nerves and limbs
American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas)
A potentially life-threatening illness mainly transmitted by infected faeces of triatomine bugs
Human African Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)
A severe parasitic infection, transmitted by teste flies
Visceral Leishmaniasis
A severe parasite infection transmitted by sandflies
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
A severe parasite infection transmitted by sandflies
Onchocerciasis
A filarial disease which can lead to 'river blindness'
Lymphatic Filariasis
A worm infection transmitted by mosquitoes which can cause elephantiasis
S. haematobium
Schistosomiasis Haematobia
A water borne helminth infection associated with urinary schistosomiasis.
S. mansoni nematodes. Property of the Centers for Disease Control.
Schistosomiasis Mansoni
A water-borne intestinal worm infection transmitted through contact with water.
Child with intestinal schistosome infection
Schistosomiasis Japonica
A water-borne intestinal helminth infecting a number of mammals.
Ascariasis
An intestinal worm infection spread through infected eggs in faeces
Trichiuriasis
An intestinal helminth transmitted through contamination of soil with faeces
Hookworm infection
A worm infection, transmitted by eggs in faeces, which can cause severe anaemia.
Buruli Ulcer
A bacterial infection causing skin lesions.

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