Date Published: February 26, 2008
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Abstract: The Neglected Diseases section will no longer focus on chronic tropical infections, but on other neglected health problems that have a major global burden.
Partial Text: Since our launch in October 2004, PLoS Medicine has published a policy and review section dedicated to neglected diseases. Its focus has been on the chronic tropical infections, mostly parasitic and bacterial, that burden the world’s poorest people and that are also a major cause of global poverty. The many ways in which these diseases have been sidelined are well documented , and our main aim for the section was to help to place these conditions in the limelight. So what has the section achieved, and where is it heading next, particularly now that PLoS has launched a journal dedicated to the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs; http://www.plosntds.org/)?