Genetic variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) began to emerge in 2020 and have been spreading globally during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Despite the presence of different COVID-19 vaccines, the discovery of effective antiviral therapeutics for the treatment of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 are still urgently needed.
Featured article: Hesitancy in COVID-19 vaccine uptake and its associated factors among the general adult population: a cross-sectional study in six Southeast Asian countries
This study explores the public perception regarding COVID-19 vaccination and identifies factors associated with vaccine hesitancy among the general adult populations in six Southeast Asian countries.
Featured article: Aedes aegypti abundance, larval indices and risk for dengue virus transmission in Kinondoni district, Tanzania
This study was conducted to determine Aedes mosquito abundance, larval indices and dengue virus infection rate as risk indicators for DENV transmission in Kinondoni district, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
About the Societies
The Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine (JSTM) was founded in 1959 with the objective of contributing and improving global health and medical treatments worldwide. JSTM believes that tropical medicine is not defined merely by weather or climate, but is an interdisciplinary field which helps to eliminate the gaps in health, society and economy among countries and regions. JSTM is dedicated to promoting academic studies and development in the field of tropical medicine by disseminating relevant research at annual meetings and in Tropical Medicine and Health, JSTM's official journal.
The Japan Association for International Health (JAIH) was founded in 1986 with the aims to contribute to the progress and enhancement of international health, as well as the promotion of academic and cultural activities.
APC Discount for JSTM/JAIH members
Members of the Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine (JSTM) and the Japan Association for International Health (JAIH) are entitled to receive discount on the article-processing-charge (APC) in publication of their papers in Tropical Medicine and Health.
Award winning research
Tropical Medicine and Health is delighted to announce its award for the Best Paper published in 2020 to:
Hiroka Aonuma, Itoe Iizuka-Shiota, Tokio Hoshina, Shigeru Tajima, Fumihiro Kato, Seiji Hori, Masayuki Saijo & Hirotaka Kanuka
For an outstanding contribution in the field of Tropical Medicine and Health entitled:
Detection and discrimination of multiple strains of Zika virus by reverse transcription-loop-mediated isothermal amplification
Published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:87
Aims and scope
Tropical Medicine and Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research and reviews on all aspects of tropical medicine and global health. The journal welcomes clinical, epidemiological, laboratory and policy research.
We aim to call for an introduction to Japanese-style school health, which is attracting widespread attention, and case report on the current status of school health in low- and middle-income countries and its development in areas where implementation is new. In addition, school health that strengthens adolescent health will be presented, with a spotlight on mental health and comprehensive sex education.
Tackling on febrile and non-febrile patients crossing the country border, is becoming a bigger and bigger challenge for physicians working in both high and low-middle income countries. Sharing clinical experiences, knowledge and skills is always interesting and helpful to clinicians working in a different setting.
In this special issue of Tropical Medicine and Health, we aim to call for a case report of infectious and non-infectious tropical diseases, first describing a short or long case presentation and second raising clinical questions, followed by discussion and take home message, in principle within 1200 words.
COVID-19 is an infectious disease which causes an outbreak of respiratory illness and has been affecting millions all over the world. Here is a collection of COVID-19 related articles that has been published in Tropical Medicine and Health.
Tropical health encompasses a diverse group of issues related to infectious diseases (viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal infections), non-communicable diseases and malnutrition with its consequences.
This collection will cover the topics of new approaches as well as the challenges and perspectives for systematic reviews and meta-analysis in tropical medicine and health.
PacELF, the Pacific Programme for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis, was designed as a regional programme driven by the 22 island countries and territories in the Pacific for the sole purpose of eliminating lymphatic filariasis (LF).
This collection provides an overview and bibliography of LF in the Pacific, and reports on the progress towards elimination in selected countries. We hope that these success stories will be an inspiration to the other regions of the world that are also engaged in this effort.
Featured Collection: Geoinformation and Spatial Analytics in Tropical Medicine
We are pleased to announce that Tropical Medicine and Health is now accepting submissions for a new article collection on Geoinformation and Spatial Analytics in Tropical Medicine.
Guest edited by Professor Ashraf Dewan (Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia ) and Dr. Abu Yousuf Md. Abdullah (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh), this series specifically aims at highlighting the roles of geospatial techniques in identifying environmental precursors of diseases, thereby advancing tropical medicine research.
The electronic archive of articles published between 1973 and 2015 can be found at the JSTM website.
Masahiro Hashizume is Professor of Environmental Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan. After his clinical training in paediatrics in Tokyo, he received his academic degrees from the University of Tokyo (MS, 1999) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (MSc 2003, PhD 2007). He was the founding chair of the Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University in 2012, and moved to the University of Tokyo as a head of the Department of Global Health Policy. Dr. Hashizume’s research has centered on epidemiological studies to estimate the impact of climatic change and climate variability on the incidence of infectious diseases and non-infectious diseases in Asia, Africa and the global scale. In 2014, he became a board member of the Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine and Editor-in-Chief of Tropical Medicine and Health.
Peter Piot MD PhD is the Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Professor of Global Health. He was the founding Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1995 until 2008, and was an Associate Director of the Global Programme on AIDS at WHO. Under his leadership UNAIDS became the chief advocate for worldwide action against AIDS, also spearheading UN reform by bringing together 10 UN system organizations.