Infectious Diseases of Poverty is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing topic areas and methods that address essential public health questions relating to infectious diseases of poverty. These include various aspects of the biology of pathogens and vectors, diagnosis and detection, treatment and case management, epidemiology and modeling, zoonotic hosts and animal reservoirs, control strategies and implementation, new technologies and application. Transdisciplinary or multisectoral effects on health systems, ecohealth, environmental management, and innovative technology are also considered.
- Xiao-Nong Zhou, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China CDC
Scoping ReviewEvidence from this series of scoping reviews suggests that community based interventions and school- based delivery platforms are effective in averting risk behaviors and reducing the disease burden. Co-implementation of interventions through the existing community- based programs have the potential to scale- up interventions for IDoP. Image: Community based delivery of interventions for IDoP.
Scoping ReviewThis scoping review highlights the role of community based strategies to prevent and treat Tuberculosis. The findings suggest that these strategies could be effective in diagnosing and treating known tuberculosis patients. Image: Community based delivery of TB treatment.
Scoping ReviewThis paper evaluates the impact of community based delivery if interventions on HIV knowledge, attitudes, and transmission. Findings suggest that community based interventions to increase HIV awareness and risk reduction interventions are effective in improving knowledge scores for HIV/AIDS, protected sexual encounters, increased condom use and decreasing frequency of sexual intercourse. Image: Community based delivery of ART for HIV.
Scoping ReviewThis paper is aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of community- based delivery of these interventions (CBIs) and their impact on the prevention and control of malaria. Image: insecticide spraying to prevent and control of malaria.
Scoping ReviewThis scoping review highlights the role of community based delivery of interventions for the prevention and control of non-helminthic diseases. The findings suggest that community based delivery of interventions have the potential to reduce the incidence and burden of non-helminthic diseases. Image: Community based delivery of interventions to prevent and control NTDs.
Scoping ReviewThis scoping review aims to systematically analyze the effectiveness of community- based interventions for the prevention and control of helminthiasis. Current evidence suggests that effective community- based strategies exist to deliver a range of preventive, promotive, and therapeutic interventions to combat helminthic diseases. Image: Community delivery of interventions for helminthic diseases.
Scoping ReviewThis paper describes the conceptual framework and the methodology used to guide the systematic reviews of community-based interventions (CBIs) for the prevention and control of infectious diseases of poverty (IDoPs ). Image: Community based delivery of interventions to prevent and control IDoP.
Scoping ReviewThis paper aims to review the disease burden, distribution, existing interventions, and coverage for the prevention and control of IDoPs (including NTDs, malaria, TB, and HIV/AIDS), and is followed by a series of papers evaluating the effectiveness of community delivered interventions for the prevention and control of each IDoP. Image: Community based delivery of Interventions for IDoP.
Research ArticleA facility-based, cross-sectional study with an analytical component supplemented by a qualitative study was conducted in 2013 in 10 governmental hospitals and 25 health centers to assess factors influencing adherence to the Food by Prescription program (FBP) among adult HIV positive (HIV+) patients enrolled in nutritional programs in health facilities in Addis Ababa. Image: Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food.
Research ArticleMalaria transmission is determined by many socio-economical determinants in Assam, India. The influence of demographic factors, socio-economic status, knowledge, awareness and education on malaria occurrence was studied in malaria endemic area of Assam. Improving economic status of the people and increasing the number of health centres and awareness about malaria prevention measures in rural areas may help to reduce malaria incidences. Image: Villagers of the current study area in Assam, India.
Research ArticleThis study investigated infections of Babesia and Theileria species in both domestic and wild animals in Xinyang city and analyzed the distribution patterns of piroplasms infections in animals and assessed the potential threat to humans in central China. We report for the first time the detection of T. luwenshuni from small wild mammals in central China. Sequencing and phylogenetic analysis revealed that humans and animals in the region were at high risk of exposure to infections of Theileria species. Image: Sheep husbandry in the rural area of Xinyang city.
Scoping ReviewTo identify and prioritize strategic research on elimination of tropical diseases, current strategies and the NTD roadmap were reviewed and a priority research agenda within a "One Health-One World" frame of global health was developed, on the basis of the results from the "1st Forum on Surveillance Response System Leading to Tropical Diseases Elimination" convened in Shanghai in June 2012. Image: the open ceremony for the first forum on Surveillance Response System Leading to Tropical Diseases Elimination.
Integrated Community-Based Interventions for the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases of Poverty
Edited by: Dr Johannes Sommerfeld, Prof Xiao-Nong Zhou
Published: 31 July 2014
Last updated: 1 August 2014
EcoHealth and EIDs
- Dynamics between environmental change, development, and EIDs in Asia
Edited by: Delia Grace, Dr Fred Unger, Prof Xiao-Nong Zhou
Published: 7 May 2014
Last updated: 24 June 2014
Reviewer acknowledgements 2013
Published: 26 February 2014
Last updated: 31 March 2014
Call for papers
To address questions on how changes in the earth’s ecosystems affect human health, IDP is now calling for submissions to “Dynamics between environmental change, development, and EIDs in Asia”. The thematic series will be published in the second half year of 2014. APCs of the publications are sponsored by International Development Research Center (IDRC) and authors do not need to pay. For more details, please click here.
Professor Xiao-Nong Zhou is Director of the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, based in Shanghai, China. He graduated with a PhD in Biology from Copenhagen University, Denmark in 1994, following his MSc in Medical Parasitology from Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases. Professor Zhou returned to Jiangsu to work across the fields of ecology, population biology, epidemiology, and malacology, before moving to the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases in 2001, where he has worked as a Professor on the infectious diseases of poverty. After almost a decade of being Deputy Director at the institute, Professor Zhou was made Director in 2010.
- Whipworm genome and dual-species transcriptome analyses provide molecular insights into an intimate host-parasite interaction
- WHO applauds China for significant public health achievements including hepatitis B reduction and ongoing health sector reform
- Influenza A(H7N9) virus gains neuraminidase inhibitor resistance without loss of in vivo virulence or transmissibility
- Therapeutic efficacy of potent neutralizing HIV-1-specific monoclonal antibodies in SHIV-infected rhesus monkeys
- A novel strategy to develop robust infectious hepatitis C virus cell culture system directly from a clinical isolate
- Clinical, virological, and histopathological manifestations of fatal human infections by avian influenza A(H7N9) virus
- Interhuman transmissibility of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: estimation of pandemic risk
- Comparative epidemiology of human infections with avian influenza A H7N9 and H5N1 viruses in China: a population-based study of laboratory-confirmed cases
The abstracts of the published articles will be translated into Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish supported by Translators Without Borders (TWB), as well as Chinese by the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China CDC (NIPD).