Toward an open-access global database for mapping, control, and surveillance of neglected tropical diseases

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Eveline Hürlimann, Nadine Schur, Konstantina Boutsika, Anna-Sofie Stensgaard, Maiti Laserna de Himpsl, Kathrin Ziegelbauer, Nassor Laizer, Lukas Camenzind, Aurelio Di Pasquale, Uwem F. Ekpo, Christopher Simoonga, Gabriel Mushinge, Christopher Florian Larsen Saarnak, Jürg Utzinger, Thomas K. Kristensen, Penelope Vounatsou

After many years of general neglect, interest has grown and efforts came under way for the mapping, control, surveillance, and eventual elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Disease risk estimates are a key feature to target control interventions, and serve as a benchmark for monitoring and evaluation. What is currently missing is a georeferenced global database for NTDs providing open-access to the available survey data that is constantly updated and can be utilized by researchers and disease control managers to support other relevant stakeholders. We describe the steps taken toward the development of such a database that can be employed for spatial disease risk modeling and control of NTDs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalP L o S Neglected Tropical Diseases
Volume5
Issue number12
Number of pages11
ISSN1935-2727
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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