Towards a comprehensive research and development plan to support the control, elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases
Mabey D., Agler E., Amuasi JH., Hernandez L., Hollingsworth TD., Hotez PJ., Lammie PJ., Malecela MN., Matendechero SH., Ottesen E., Phillips RO., Reeder JC., Szwarcwald CL., Shott JP., Solomon AW., Steer A., Swaminathan S.
Abstract To maximise the likelihood of success, global health programmes need repeated, honest appraisal of their own weaknesses, with research undertaken to address any identified gaps. There is still much to be learned to optimise work against neglected tropical diseases. To facilitate that learning, a comprehensive research and development plan is required. Here, we discuss how such a plan might be developed.