12 April 2017
The TUMIKIA Project aims to determine whether combining school- and community-based deworming is more effective at controling and eliminating soil-transmitted helminths (STH or intestinal worms) in Kenya than school-based deworming alone.
The two-year trial will provide the drug albendazole to all residents from 150 communities in Kwale County, Kenya. There are three study groups:
- Base: annual school-based deworming (ages 2-14)
- Increased coverage: annual school- and community-based deworming (ages 2-99)
- Increased coverage and frequency: bi-annual school- and community-based deworming (ages 2-99)
TUMIKIA stands for 'Tuangamize Minyoo Kenya Imarisha Afya,' which means “eradicate worms in Kenya to improve health,” in Swahili.
Download the TUMIKIA Research Brief [pdf]
17 March 2017
To assess the relationships between the prevalence of the clinical sign TF compared to prevalence of infection and antibody in Chikwawa and Mchinji districts
17 March 2017
Determine whether current or historic C. trachomatis (Ct) infection can be detected, and whether it is associated with clinical signs of ‘trachomatous inflammation – follicular’ (TF) in Vanuatu and Kiribati
Determine the utility of infection testing as a tool for operational surveillance and impact assessment in trachoma-endemic environments.