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Thursday, 9 February 2017
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To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the London Declaration of Neglected Tropical Diseases, David Molyneux in his Editorial reflects on the progress that has been made in NTDs, where we are at now and the emerging challenges we face. Read the full Editorial here.

Systematic reviews

In the latest issue of Transactions read our three systematic reviews. The first, the freely available Editor's Choice, looks at the efficacy and safety of artesunate-mefloquine therapy for treating uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Brazil. Fernandes de Oliveira et al recommend, based upon the results presented, that artesunate-mefloquine is used as first-line treatment in Brazil, although it was not possible from the evidence gathered in the review to identify clear advantages or disadvantages of the treatment in relation to the other ACTs.

The second systematic review from Fung et al reviews the gender-based differences in water, sanitation and hygiene-related diarrheal disease and helminthic infections and the third from Guo et al reviews the challenges of research and development on antimalarial medicinal products in China.

Open Access papers

Freely available Open Access papers in this issue are two short communications: the validation of a monoclonal antibody-based immunofluorescent assay to detect Burkholderia pseudomallei in blood cultures from West et al and quality controls for antimicrobial disk diffusion testing on Leptospira Vanaporn Wuthiekanun agar from Limmathurotsakul et al.

What else is in the issue?

Two full length research papers: The molecular speciation of soil-transmitted helminth eggs collected from school children across six endemic countries from Levecke et al and a retrospective study by Pardo-Llediason on imported cystic echinococcosis in western Spain and a further short communication on the low efficacy of albendazole against Trichuris trichiura infection in schoolchildren from Port Elizabeth, South Africa from Steinmann et al.

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