Two Decades of Public Health Achievements in Lymphatic Filariasis (2000–2020): Reflections, Progress and Future Challenges
In December 2020, we published a special issue of Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, entitled Two decades of public health achievements in lymphatic filariasis (2000–2020): reflections, progress and future challenges.
We are delighted that so many of the major players in this journey have agreed to contribute to this supplement, which tracks the successes in lymphatic filariasis and identifies the challenges faced over two decades of work as well as also looking towards the coming years.
All the articles, which are 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.
Thank you to our funders GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and MSD, via the Mectizan Donation Programme, and Eisai, through the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF), for making this issue possible.
The guest editors for the special issue, Two Decades of Public Health Achievements in Lymphatic Filariasis (2000–2020): Reflections, Progress and Future Challenges, are:
Professor David Molyneux:
A British parasitologist who served as the Director of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Professor John Gyapong:
A Ghanaian Professor of Epidemiology and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho Ghana.
Dr Kapa Ramaiah:
A Consultant Epidemiologist working with the Indian Council of Medical Research’s Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC) in Pondicherry, India.
Mwelecele Malecela, John Gyapong, K D Ramaiah, David Molyneux
Eric A Ottesen, John Horton
Aya Yajima, Kazuyo Ichimori
D Ramaiah Kapa, Ahmed Jamsheed Mohamed
Kebede Deribe, Didier K Bakajika, Honorat Marie-Gustave Zoure, John O Gyapong, David H Molyneux, Maria P Rebollo
Reda M R Ramzy, Abdul Samid Al Kubati
Gilberto Fontes, Eliana Maria Mauricio da Rocha, Ronaldo Guilherme Carvalho Scholte, Rubén Santiago Nicholls
Hugo C Turner
Tijana Williams, Rachel Taylor, Minne Iwamoto, Takayuki Hida, Fabian Gusovsky
Gary J Weil, Julie A Jacobson, Jonathan D King
Simon Bush, Frank O Richards, Jr, Yaobi Zhang
Patrick J Lammie, Katherine M Gass, Jonathan King, Michael S Deming, David G Addiss, Gautam Biswas, Eric A Ottesen, Ralph Henderson
Charles D Mackenzie, Sunny Mante
Alison Krentel, Margaret Gyapong, Deborah A McFarland, Olumide Ogundahunsi, Christiana R Titaley, David G Addiss