Modelling the Potential Impact of Covid-19 Related Programme Interruptions on Seven Neglected Tropical Diseases
In March 2021, we published a special issue of Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene on modelling the potential impact of COVID-19 related programme interruptions on seven neglected tropical diseases.
All the articles, which are open access and free to read, have been written by world-renowned global health experts, including Dr Teshome Gebre, Regional Director for Africa, for the International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) and Professor Deirdre Hollingsworth, Senior Group Leader, Big Data Institute.
"The indirect impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is yet to be fully evaluated, but our analysis suggests that the impact on NTDs will vary by disease and there may be mitigation strategies which can be implemented as programmes are restarted."
Professor Deirdre Hollingsworth
The guest editors for the special issue, Modelling the Potential Impact of Covid-19 Related Programme Interruptions on Seven Neglected Tropical Diseases, are:
Professor Deirdre Hollingsworth
Professor Hollingsworth leads the NTD Modelling Consortium, an international consortium of epidemiological modellers working across seven NTDs. She is a professor at the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford.
Dr Pauline Mwinzi
Dr Mwinzi is the Schistosomiasis and STH Technical Officer in the WHO regional office for Africa, within the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of NTDs (ESPEN). She has over 25 years research and public health experience in Kenya and in the Africa region focusing on NTDs, especially schistosomiasis.
Dr Andreia Vasconcelos
Dr Vasconcelos is the Scientific Manager of the NTD Modelling Consortium.
Professor Sake J. de Vlas
Professor de Vlas is Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling in the Department of Public Health at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. His main research activity is to develop and apply mathematical models for the transmission and control of infectious diseases of the tropics.
T Déirdre Hollingsworth, Pauline Mwinzi, Andreia Vasconcelos, Sake J de Vlas
Simon J Brooker, Kundai Ziumbe, Nebiyu Negussu, Siobhan Crowley, Mona Hammami
Peter J Diggle, Benjamin Amoah, Claudio Fronterre, Emanuele Giorgi, Olatunji Johnson
Paul M Emerson, P J Hooper, Teshome Gebre
Anna Borlase, Seth Blumberg, E Kelly Callahan, Michael S Deiner, Scott D Nash, Travis C Porco, Anthony W Solomon, Thomas M Lietman, Joaquin M Prada, T Dèirdre Hollingsworth
Seth Blumberg, Anna Borlase, Joaquin M Prada, Anthony W Solomon, Paul Emerson, Pamela J Hooper, Michael S Deiner, Benjamin Amoah, T Déirdre Hollingsworth, Travis C Porco, Thomas M Lietman
Epke A Le Rutte, Luc E Coffeng, Johanna Muñoz, Sake J de Vlas
Klodeta Kura, Diepreye Ayabina, Jaspreet Toor, T Deirdre Hollingsworth, Roy M Anderson
Maryam Aliee, Soledad Castaño, Christopher N Davis, Swati Patel, Erick Mwamba Miaka, Simon E F Spencer, Matt J Keeling, Nakul Chitnis, Kat S Rock
Veronica Malizia, Federica Giardina, Carolin Vegvari, Sumali Bajaj, Kevin McRae-McKee, Roy M Anderson, Sake J de Vlas, Luc E Coffeng
Joaquín M Prada, Wilma A Stolk, Emma L Davis, Panayiota Touloupou, Swarnali Sharma, Johanna Muñoz, Rocio M Caja Rivera, Lisa J Reimer, Edwin Michael, Sake J de Vlas, T Déirdre Hollingsworth
Jonathan I D Hamley, David J Blok, Martin Walker, Philip Milton, Adrian D Hopkins, Louise C Hamill, Philip Downs, Sake J de Vlas, Wilma A Stolk, Maria-Gloria Basáñez