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Health Systems Research for Infectious Diseases of Poverty

Edited by: Prof. Xiao-Nong Zhou

Financing is a major element of universal health coverage, and we see other health system elements are equally critical, which include human resources, service delivery sites, medical supplies and equipment. We, hereby, put the theme of the inaugural issue of Infectious Diseases of Poverty as "Health Systems Research for Infectious Diseases of Poverty", in cope with the 2nd Global Symposium on Health System Research held in Beijing during 31 October to 3 November. Health policy is currently being framed in terms of achieving universal health coverage. The main purpose of the collection is to review the recent progress on the roles of the health systems in combating the infectious diseases of poverty so that call for more researches on health systems. Twelve articles were selected in the purpose of discussing treatment strategies, disease surveillance and interventions, and innovative programmes which provide a link between policy level and academic research.

We will continue to publish more thematic issues covering topics as social development, pricing and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals related to infectious diseases of poverty, etc.

  1. Research Article

    Providing financial incentives to rural-to-urban tuberculosis migrants in Shanghai: an intervention study

    Financial issues are major barriers for rural-to-urban migrants accessing tuberculosis (TB) care in China. This paper discusses the effectiveness of providing financial incentives to migrant TB patients (with ...

    Xiaolin Wei, Guanyang Zou, Jia Yin, John Walley, Huaixia Yang, Merav Kliner and Jian Mei

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:9

    Published on: 1 November 2012

  2. Opinion

    Health systems perspectives – infectious diseases of poverty

    The right to health as a fundamental human right is enshrined in the World Health Organization’s charter and has been reaffirmed in international agreements spanning decades. This new journal reminds us of the...

    Dale Huntington

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:12

    Published on: 1 November 2012

  3. Opinion

    Schistosomiasis control and the health system in P.R. China

    Over the last sixty years advances have been made in the control of schistosomiasis in P.R. China. There are, however, difficult challenges still to be met. This paper looks at the extent to which the health s...

    Charles Collins, Jing Xu and Shenglan Tang

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:8

    Published on: 1 November 2012

  4. Scoping Review

    Malaria transmission modelling: a network perspective

    Malaria transmission can be affected by multiple or even hidden factors, making it difficult to timely and accurately predict the impact of elimination and eradication programs that have been undertaken and th...

    Jiming Liu, Bo Yang, William K Cheung and Guojing Yang

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:11

    Published on: 1 November 2012

  5. Scoping Review

    Scaling up impact of malaria control programmes: a tale of events in Sub-Saharan Africa and People’s Republic of China

    This review aims at providing synthetic information with scientific evidence on the trends in the malaria events from 1960 to 2011, with the hope that it will help policy makers to take informed decisions on p...

    Ernest Tambo, Ahmed Adebowale Adedeji, Fang Huang, Jun-Hu Chen, Shui-Sen Zhou and Ling-Hua Tang

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:7

    Published on: 1 November 2012

  6. Editorial

    Prioritizing research for “One health - One world”

    Infectious diseases of poverty, a collective term coined for infections known to be particularly prevalent amongst poor populations, is increasingly used for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) with special tra...

    Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:1

    Published on: 25 October 2012

  7. Opinion

    Technology innovation for infectious diseases in the developing world

    Enabling innovation and access to health technologies remains a key strategy in combating infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, a gulf between paying markets and the endemic...

    Anthony D So and Quentin Ruiz-Esparza

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:2

    Published on: 25 October 2012

  8. Scoping Review

    The global epidemiology of clonorchiasis and its relation with cholangiocarcinoma

    This paper reviews the epidemiological status and characteristics of clonorchiasis at global level and the etiological relationship between Clonorchis sinensis infection and cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). A conservati...

    Men-Bao Qian, Ying-Dan Chen, Song Liang, Guo-Jing Yang and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:4

    Published on: 25 October 2012

  9. Research Article

    Socio-cultural determinants of timely and delayed treatment of Buruli ulcer: implications for disease control

    Public health programmes recommend timely medical treatment for Buruli ulcer (BU) infection to prevent pre-ulcer conditions from progressing to ulcers, to minimise surgery, disabilities and the socio-economic ...

    Mercy M Ackumey, Margaret Gyapong, Matilda Pappoe, Cynthia Kwakye Maclean and Mitchell G Weiss

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012 1:6

    Published on: 25 October 2012

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