London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research publishes 2021 research highlights

04 Feb 2021

The London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research has published its new research booklet 'An Innovative Research Collaboration: Selected Research Highlights 2021'. The booklet contains 15 articles in which researchers provide a non-technical introduction to their research, why the research is necessary and the impact the research will have. 

Research includes:

  • Reaching elimination of transmission of onchocerciasis by 2030: What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • DeWorm3: Charting a path towards the elimination of soil transmitted helminths
  • Guiding targeting of interventions against visceral leishmaniasis using modelling
  • The schistosome and snail resource
  • Spatial analysis to support trachoma elimination and surveillance
  • Reservoir dynamics of rabies in southeast Tanzania: Understanding the role of wildlife and implications for elimination
  • Atomic force microscopy identified a novel glycan mode of attachment between Leishmania and the sand fly midgut
  • Force-of-Infection of Taenia solium porcine cysticercosis: A modelling analysis to assess global incidence and prevalence trends
  • Understanding the role of disease knowledge and risk perception in shaping preventive behaviour for selected vector-borne diseases in Guyana
  • Conjunctival scarring, corneal pannus and Herbert's pits in adolescent children in trachoma-endemic populations of the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
  • Point-of-care diagnostics and environmental monitoring of schistosomiasis transmission
  • BILHIV in YourSelf: Integrating schistosomiasis self-testing into reproductive health in Zambia
  • Anticipating the impact of global change on snakebite envenoming
  • A spatio-temporal approach to short-term forecasting of visceral leishmaniasis diagnoses in India 
  • New research highlights the importance of a One Health approach to reach the NTD road map targets for elimination of schistosomiasis 
  • New research highlights considerable burden of neuropsychiatric disease caused by neglected parasitic infection