Table of Contents: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Historical Profiles and Perspectives


Image Credit: Estefania Custodio. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2012 6(9)
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To commemorate the Fifth Anniversary of the launch of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, we have begun collecting a number of "Historical Profiles and Perspectives" articles which will be appearing here over the next few months. As we reflect on the accomplishments within the NTDs community over the last five years, we would like to acknowledge and pay tribute to the pioneering work done by key members and institutions in the NTDs research community. Each Historical Profile and Perspective spotlights an individual researcher or institution that has contributed significantly to progress within the field. Key themes included are major accomplishments, challenges encountered, and lessons learned.

Historical Profiles and Perspectives

International Glossina Genome Initiative 2004–2014: A Driver for Post-Genomic Era Research on the African Continent

Alan Christoffels, Dan Masiga, Matthew Berriman, Mike Lehane, Yeya Touré, Serap Aksoy

Haiti National Program for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis—A Model of Success in the Face of Adversity

Roland Oscar, Jean Frantz Lemoine, Abdel Nasser Direny, Luccene Desir, Valery E. Madsen Beau de Rochars, Mathieu J. P. Poirier, Ann Varghese, Ijeoma Obidegwu, Patrick J. Lammie, Thomas G. Streit, Marie Denise Milord

Sterile Insects to Enhance Agricultural Development: The Case of Sustainable Tsetse Eradication on Unguja Island, Zanzibar, Using an Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management Approach

Marc J. B. Vreysen, Khalfan Saleh, Furaha Mramba, Andrew Parker, Udo Feldmann, Victor A. Dyck, Atway Msangi, Jérémy Bouyer

Building Endogenous Capacity for the Management of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa: The Pioneering Role of ICIPE

Daniel K. Masiga, Lilian Igweta, Rajinder Saini, James P. Ochieng'-Odero, Christian Borgemeister

The Legacies of Eugène Jamot and La Jamotique

Francois-Xavier Mbopi-Keou, Laurent Bélec, Jean-Marie Milleliri, Chong-Gee Teo

Visceral Leishmaniasis Outbreak in South Sudan 2009–2012: Epidemiological Assessment and Impact of a Multisectoral Response

Abdinasir Abubakar, José Antonio Ruiz-Postigo, Jane Pita, Mounir Lado, Riadh Ben-Ismail, Daniel Argaw, Jorge Alvar

MDGs and NTDs: Reshaping the Global Health Agenda

James Smith, Emma Michelle Taylor

Ten Years of Podoconiosis Research in Ethiopia

Kebede Deribe, Sara Tomczyk, Fasil Tekola-Ayele

From Tucson to Genomics and Transgenics: The Vector Biology Network and the Emergence of Modern Vector Biology

Barry J. Beaty, Denis J. Prager, Anthony A. James, Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, Louis H. Miller, John H. Law, Frank H. Collins, Fotis C. Kafatos

Eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis, Onchocerciasis, and Schistosomiasis from the Americas: Breaking a Historical Legacy of Slavery

Patrick J. Lammie, John F. Lindo, W. Evan Secor, Javier Vasquez, Steven K. Ault, Mark L. Eberhard