Welcome to 2016. It’s going to a big year for us here at the CIDG editorial base as we fully incorporate the HIV reviews and priorities in this area as well as our ongoing work with the World Health Organization (WHO) and others in the fields of malaria and neglected tropical diseases. To reflect this we have made some adjustments to the CIDG editorial team. We’d like to welcome our new Editor, Emmanuel Effa, and also to thank Julia Critchley, Piero Olliaro, Martin Meremikwu and Thambu David Sudarsanam who have each moved to a new Editorial Adviser role and will be helping us set strategy moving forward. We hope to have our new priorities and strategic plan ready within the next few months – watch this space!