Guest edited by Dirk Engels and Xiao-Nong Zhou
An economic impact analysis is commonly conducted when there is public concern about the potential impacts of a proposed project, programme or policy in certain areas. For the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), or infectious diseases of poverty, the long-term economic impact analysis will be more valuable to local community’s development since proper interventions or approaches used in defeating those diseases mean to alleviate poverty for the vulnerable people living in poor setting. Therefore, the end of the NTD epidemic has been listed as one of the indicators to measure the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and NTD control is highly related to poverty alleviation which is the first goal of the SDGs.
In this thematic series, we aim to feature articles that highlight some of the important views or approaches that promote and improve the economic impact assessment to illustrate eliminating NTDs is an essential action to successful poverty alleviation programmes in developing countries, and by bring together these interesting contributions or good case studies, we are able to demonstrate research on and control of infectious diseases of poverty can accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage and the SDGs.
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