About the Journal
"PROBLEMS of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases" is a peer-reviewed open-access medical journal of scientific papers covering research on microbiological diagnostics of human infectious diseases. It is published by National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, in English on paper and in digital form with periodicity three issues annualy.
The journal received international acclaim and since 1997 has established itself as referenced edition in Exerpta Medica, and since 2008 - in SCOPUS.
Its aim is to extend and share results of intensive research on etiopathogenesis, immune reactivity, epidemiological features, laboratory diagnostics, treatment and immunoprophylaxis of bacterial and viral, including nosocomial, and parasitic infections.
The National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD) - Sofia, Bulgaria is a national institution with a status of scientific organisation under the Bulgarian Ministry of Health.
NCIPD hosts all National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) for various bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections, accredited by the Bulgarian Accreditation Service (BAS) in 2003 under the European requirements of standard BS EN ISO 17025 for quality of work.
Since 2007, NCIPD has been designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center of the United Nations on epidemiological surveillance of communicable diseases and antibiotic resistance with the task of responding in these areas and training personnel for Southeast European and Asian countries former USSR.
In 2007 NCIPD was designated by the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) in Stockholm as the leading, competent national organization, etc. "National competent body" in the field of infectious and parasitic diseases.
NCIPD is the oldest scientific and practical institute in the field of healthcare in Bulgaria. Established in 1881, NCIPD launched the modern struggle against contagious and parasitic diseases in the country based on the latest achievements of world science.
The main activities of NCIPD include:
- Sceintific research;
- Training of students and mainly graduate and doctoral students in the line of SDO;
- Reference laboratory diagnosis and expertise;
- Organizational and methodical assistance to Regional Health Inspectorates (RHIs) and all other healthcare facilities in the country and publishing activities in the field of infectious diseases;
- Production of certain biological preparations for diagnostics, therapy and immuno-prophylaxis.