Diseases

Neglected tropical diseases are a diverse range of infectious diseases with different causitive agents, transmission routes and disease dynamics.

Theses diseases are known as 'neglected' tropical diseases because they affect the poorest populations in the world and because they have attracted relatively little funding in relation to their burden of disease. There are a number of sources of information on neglected tropical diseases, including the WHO, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders), the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases and the END Fund.

The pages on this website are designed to give an overview of the disease biology and transmission dynamics for modellers new to these infections. They also highlight recent modelling publications in these diseases and the network of modellers who work on them.