About this series
This book series publishes contributions from individuals engaged in any of the fields related to neglected diseases clearly connected with their exceptional status as neglected. Specific focus of each title lies on the discussion of relevant issues in particular geographic areas of the world. Each volume of the series deals with the unique situation of one region and is built up by a team of authors lead by an expert for the geographic area discussed. This series provides a forum for wealthy discussion on the topic of neglected infectious diseases with a clear focus on basic scientific topics, clinically relevant issues as well as policy issues associated with the area. Topics to be covered: detection, diagnosis, monitoring, vaccine and drug development, new treatments, translational research (link basic research and health system research), clinical aspects, epidemiology, development of new surveillance and control strategies, public health/health policy issues.