LSTM Home > LSTM Research > LSTM Online Archive

Predicted Impact of COVID-19 on Neglected Tropical Disease Programs and the Opportunity for Innovation

Toor, Jaspreet, Adams, Emily ORCID:, Aliee, Maryam, Amoah, Benjamin, Anderson, Roy M, Ayabina, Diepreye, Bailey, Robin, Basáñez, Maria-Gloria, Blok, David J, Blumberg, Seth, Borlase, Anna, Rivera, Rocio Caja, Castaño, María Soledad, Chitnis, Nakul, Coffeng, Luc E, Crump, Ronald E, Das, Aatreyee, Davis, Christopher N, Davis, Emma L, Deiner, Michael S, Diggle, Peter J, Fronterre, Claudio, Giardina, Federica, Giorgi, Emanuele, Graham, Matthew, Hamley, Jonathan I D, Huang, Ching-I, Kura, Klodeta, Lietman, Thomas M, Lucas, Tim C D, Malizia, Veronica, Medley, Graham F, Meeyai, Aronrag, Michael, Edwin, Porco, Travis C, Prada, Joaquin M, Rock, Kat S, Le Rutte, Epke A, Smith, Morgan E, Spencer, Simon E F, Stolk, Wilma A, Touloupou, Panayiota, Vasconcelos, Andreia, Vegvari, Carolin, de Vlas, Sake J, Walker, Martin and Hollingsworth, T Déirdre (2021) 'Predicted Impact of COVID-19 on Neglected Tropical Disease Programs and the Opportunity for Innovation'. Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol 72, Issue 8, pp. 1463-1466.

adams emily.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (245kB) | Preview


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many key neglected tropical disease (NTD) activities have been postponed. This hindrance comes at a time when the NTDs are progressing towards their ambitious goals for 2030. Mathematical modelling on several NTDs, namely gambiense sleeping sickness, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases (STH), trachoma, and visceral leishmaniasis, shows that the impact of this disruption will vary across the diseases. Programs face a risk of resurgence, which will be fastest in high-transmission areas. Furthermore, of the mass drug administration diseases, schistosomiasis, STH, and trachoma are likely to encounter faster resurgence. The case-finding diseases (gambiense sleeping sickness and visceral leishmaniasis) are likely to have fewer cases being detected but may face an increasing underlying rate of new infections. However, once programs are able to resume, there are ways to mitigate the impact and accelerate progress towards the 2030 goals

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 105 Epidemiology
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Viral Respiratory Tract Infections. Respirovirus Infections > WC 505 Viral respiratory tract infections
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 680 Tropical diseases (General)
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
Digital Object Identifer (DOI):
Depositing User: Cathy Waldron
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2020 10:52
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2021 09:00


View details

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item