Catalyzing NTD gender and equity research: A call for papers

24 Oct 2018
Means AR, Krentel A, Theobald S, Dean L, Mbabazi PS, Elphick-Pooley T, Fleming FM, Jacobson J, Simpson S, Ducker C

The Uniting to Combat NTDs Equity Working Group, in partnership with PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, is inviting manuscripts for a special journal supplement on gender and NTDs. The purpose of the supplement is to catalyze NTD research that addresses the issue of gender equity within research, organizational, policy, and practice activities at different levels of the health system. Ultimately, it is our hope that the supplement will promote recognition of the necessity of mainstreaming gender and sex research within NTD studies and programs, showcase emerging research in this area, and spark new and innovative collaborations.

We invite papers from single or multiple contexts that span the translational research spectrum and are of any methodological underpinning. We also encourage reports from initiatives that have attempted to address gender, sex, and associated equity or inequities in NTD research or programs that might influence future research and operational practices.