Podoconiosis – cross-disciplinary research updates in the year of NTDs
In December 2020, we published a special issue of Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene on podoconiosis, or nonfilarial elephantiasis; a neglected tropical disease (NTD), which causes massive swelling of the lower limbs due to chronic exposure to irritant soils.
The WHO NTD road map, which was officially endorsed in November 2020, will offer a plan to accelerate progress with countries, communities and people at the centre. However, there is still much to be done to leave no one with podoconiosis is left behind.
All the articles, which are open access and free to read, have been written by world-renowned global health experts, including Dr Mwelecele Malecela, director of the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organization.
The guest editors for the special issue, Podoconiosis – cross-disciplinary research updates in the year of NTDs, are:
Dr Louise Kelly-Hope:
Louise Kelly-Hope is the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Operational Research at the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Dr Kebede Deribe:
Kebede Deribe is an epidemiologist and a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellow in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Professor Gail Davey:
Professor Davey is a medical epidemiologist specialising in skin-related NTDs and RSTMH President.
Kingsley Asiedu, Michael Marks, Roderick Hay
Kebede Deribe, Charles D Mackenzie, Melanie J Newport, Daniel Argaw, David H Molyneux, Gail Davey
A L Cremers, B J Visser, Z Getahun, M Borku, E Meskele, J Ahmed, M van Vugt, E Birnie
Kelly Fowler, Lilian Nantume Wampande, Agazi Gebreselassie, Ursin Bayisenge, Chany Uwase, Adilson de Oliveira, Janna M Schurer
Hope Simpson, K N Panicker, Leyanna Susan George, Jorge Cano, Melanie J Newport, Gail Davey, Kebede Deribe
Kebede Deribe, Lyndsey Florence, Abebe Kelemework, Tigist Getaneh, Girmay Tsegay, Jorge Cano, Emanuele Giorgi, Melanie J Newport, Gail Davey
Diana R Alcantara, Christopher I Jones, Daniel M Altmann, Rosemary J Boyton, Muzlifah Haniffa, Melanie J Newport
H Gislam, N G Burnside, M Brolly, K Deribe, G Davey, S Wanji, C E Suh, S J Kemp, M J Watts, J S Le Blond
Jean Paul Bikorimana, Ursin Bayisenge, Tonya Huston, Eugene Ruberanziza, Jean Bosco Mbonigaba, Marie Josee Dukuzimana, Gail Davey
Bertrand Lontum Ndzeshang, Randy Tchachoua Mbiakop, Gordon Takop Nchanji, Chi Anizette Kien, Glory Ngongeh Amambo, Raphael Awah Abong, Timothy Yuyun, Amuam Andrew Beng, John Bonekeh, Manuel Ritter, Mathias Eyong Esum, Jerome Fru Cho, Abdel Jelil Njouendou, Ignatius Nde Ndifor, Kebede Deribe, Fanny Fri Fombad, Peter Enyong, Ute Klarmann-Schulz, Achim Hoerauf, Samuel Wanji
Dereje Nigussie, Eyasu Makonnen, Belete Adefris Legesse, Abebaw Fekadu, Gail Davey
Maya Semrau, Gail Davey, Ursin Bayisenge, Kebede Deribe
Oumer Ali, Kebede Deribe, Maya Semrau, Asrat Mengiste, Mersha Kinfe, Abraham Tesfaye, Stephen Bremner, Gail Davey, Abebaw Fekadu
Kibur Engdawork, Gail Davey, Desta Ayode, Colleen M McBride, Getnet Tadele An exploration of family quality of life in persons with leprosy-, lymphatic filariasis– and podoconiosis-related disabilities and their family members in Ethiopia
Anna T van't Noordende, Moges Wubie Aycheh, Alice P Schippers Severely stigmatised skin neglected tropical diseases: a protocol for social science engagement
Shahaduz Zaman, Papreen Nahar, Hayley MacGregor, Tom Barker, Jeannette Bayisenge, Clare Callow, James Fairhead, Ahmed Fahal, Natalia Hounsome, Anne Roemer-Mahler, Peter Mugume, Getnet Tadele, Gail Davey
Natalia Hounsome, Mersha Kinfe, Maya Semrau, Oumer Ali, Abraham Tesfaye, Asrat Mengiste, Stephen Bremner, Abdulkadir Ahmed, Abebaw Fekadu, Gail Davey Excess mortality among people with podoconiosis: secondary analysis of two Ethiopian cohorts
Hannah Masraf, Temesgen Azemeraw, Meseret Molla, Christopher Iain Jones, Stephen Bremner, Moses Ngari, James A Berkley, Esther Kivaya, Greg Fegan, Abreham Tamiru, Abebe Kelemework, Trudie Lang, Melanie J Newport, Gail Davey