Learning from multi-model comparisons: Collaboration leads to insights, but limitations remain

06 Mar 2017
T.D. Hollingsworth; G.F. Medley

The NTDs are not a well-defined group, and comprise a variety of pathogens with different transmission routes, life cycles and behavioural risk factors, although they are similar in that they are currently relatively hard to diagnose. The host population factors and relatively poor surveillance data present particular challenges for providing transmission dynamics models. This collection reflects the current state-of-the-art for modelling NTDs, as well as judging on the suitability of models to provide quantitative policy advice.