Neglected tropical diseases in the context of climate change in East Africa: A systematic scoping review

Julia M. Bryson, Julia M. Bryson, Katherine E. Bishop-Williams, Lea Berrang-Ford, Emily C. Nunez, Emily C. Nunez, Shuaib Lwasa, Didacus B. Namanya, Sherilee L. Harper*

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East Africa is highly affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which are projected to be exacerbated by climate change. Consequently, understanding what research has been conducted and what knowledge gaps remain regarding NTDs and climate change is crucial to informing public health interventions and climate change adaptation. We conducted a systematic scoping review to describe the extent, range, and nature of publications examining relationships between NTDs and climatic factors in East Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1443-1454
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
Financial support: Funding for this project was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (received by S. L. H., L. B. F., S. L., D. B. N., and the IHACC Research Team), a University of Guelph President’s Scholarship summer research assistantship stipend (received by J. M. B.), and the Ontario Veterinary College Graduate Research Assistantship Program (received by K.E. B.-W.).

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