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Disease elimination

The RSTMH’s 2015 meeting, The disease elimination agenda: the role of science, policy and advocacy , explored the role of policy-making in recent advances in disease control and elimination and in agenda-setting beyond the Millennium Development Goals. To support this meeting, International Health and Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene published a special collection of articles on the theme of disease elimination. This online collection of original research articles, reviews, and commentaries is a selection of past papers and newly commissioned papers, including papers from the speakers of the meeting: Professor David Molyneux, Professor Christopher Whitty, Dr Adrian Hopkins and Dr Guillaume Chabot-Courture.

Eradication and elimination: facing the challenges, tempering expectations
David H Molyneux
Int. Health (2015) 7 (5): 299-301

Political, social and technical risks in the last stages of disease eradication campaigns
Christopher J. M. Whitty
Int. Health (2015) 7 (5): 302-303

From 'control to elimination': a strategic change to win the end game
Adrian Dennis Hopkins
Int. Health (2015) 7 (5): 304-305

The polio eradication campaign: time to shift the goal
Emmanuel Baron, Claire Magone
Int. Health (2014) 6 (1): 3-4

Development assistance for neglected tropical diseases: progress since 2009
Bernhard H. Liese, Natalia Houghton and Lyubov Teplitskaya
Int. Health (2014) 6 (3): 162-171

Malaria vector control at a crossroads: public health entomology and the drive to elimination
Abraham P. Mnzava, Michael B. Macdonald, Tessa B. Knox, Emmanuel A. Temu and Clive J. Shiff
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2014) 108 (9): 550-554

Challenges to malaria surveillance following elimination of indigenous transmission: findings from a hospital based study in rural Sri Lanka
Sumadhya Deepika Fernando, Samafilan Ainan, Risintha Gayan Premaratne, Chaturaka Rodrigo, S.R. Jayanetti and Senaka Rajapakse
Int. Health first published online July 22, 2015

Development of Leishmania vaccines in the era of visceral leishmaniasis elimination
Christian R. Engwerda and Greg Matlashewski
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2015) 109 (7): 423-424

Advancing digital methods in the fight against communicable diseases
Guillaume Chabot-Couture, Vincent Y. Seaman, Jay Wenger, Bruno Moonen and Alan Magill
Int. Health (2015) 7 (2): 79-81

Coverage of, and compliance with, mass drug administration under the programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in India: a systematic review
Bontha V. Babu and Gopalan R. Babu
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2014) 108 (9): 538-549

Evaluation of human and mosquito based diagnostic tools for defining endpoints for elimination of Anopheles transmitted lymphatic filariasis in Ghana
Irene Offei Owusu, Dziedzom K. de Souza, Francis Anto, Michael D. Wilson, Daniel A. Boakye, Moses J Bockarie, John O. Gyapong
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2015) 109 (10): 628-635

Lymphatic filariaisis in children and adolescents: spatial identification via socio-environmental indicators to define priority areas for elimination
Eduardo Brandão, Cristine Bonfim, Ayla Alves, Conceição Oliveira, Eduardo Montenegro, Tadeu Costa, Amélia Maciel and Zulma Medeiros
Int. Health (2015) 7 (5): 324-331

Elimination of blinding trachoma by 2020: a call for rapid scale-up and strengthening programmes
Danny Haddad, Teshome Gebre and Hillary Rono
Int. Health (2014) 6 (3): 156-157

Measuring elimination of podoconiosis, endemicity classifications, case definition and targets: an international Delphi exercise
Kebede Deribe, Samuel Wanji, Oumer Shafi, Edridah Muheki Tukahebwa, Irenee Umulisa, and Gail Davey
Int. Health first published online July 16, 2015


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