Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a collection of communicable diseases, coined in the early 2000s, that have received growing policy attention within global health ( Vanderslott 2019 ). Globally, one out of six people suffers from at least one
Creating a New Disease Grouping
A Century of Anti–Human African Trypanosomiasis Campaigns in Angola
Jorge Varanda and Josenando Théophile
This analysis of over a century of public health campaigns against human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) in Angola aims to unravel the role of (utopian) dreams in global health. Attention to the emergence and use of concepts such as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and ideas about elimination or eradication highlights how these concepts and utopian dreams are instrumental for the advancement of particular agendas in an ever-shifting field of global health. The article shows how specific representations of the elimination and eradication of diseases, framed over a century ago, continue to push Western views and politics of care onto others. This analysis generates insight into how global health and its politics of power functioned in Angola during colonialism and post-independence.
Gender and Stigma in Sierra Leone’s Ebola Response
Olive Melissa Minor
. Tehoungue and P. A. Omidian ( 2015 ), ‘ Community-centered Responses to Ebola in Urban Liberia: The View from Below ’, PLoS: Neglected Tropical Diseases 9 : 5 . doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003706 . Adams , J. , J. Lloyd and C. Miller ( 2015