Professor David Molyneux is a Senior Professorial Fellow and Emeritus Professor at The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and in the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases, supported by UK Department for International Development (DFID) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). His major research interests were initially in trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis and in particular, the interaction between parasites and vectors. More recently he has become involved in parasitic and vector borne disease control programmes advising the World Health Organization (WHO) on trypanosomiasis, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis and malaria control. Professor Molyneux has also been involved on several aspects and initiatives on the impact of climate change on the distribution of vector borne diseases. He has acted as a consultant to many bilateral and multilateral agencies and has chaired several WHO Advisory Groups and Committees. He has been one of the key advocates in raising the profile of Neglected Tropical Diseases to the extent that they are now one of the priorities of the WHO.
The K4D professional development Reading Packs provide thought-provoking introductions by international experts and highlight the emerging issues and debates within them. They aim to help inform policies that are more resilient to the future. For any enquiries, please contact [email protected] Introduction The concept of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) emerged more than a decade ago and has… Read more