Tools and resources
The 2017 annual meeting of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) was held November 3 & 4, 2017, in Baltimore. Content on this page captures the key discussion points, knowledge gaps, and recommended next steps identified by the participants of the 28 breakout sessions held at that event. Click on the links below and in the margin to access and download the content.
This page describes a call for proposals which has since closed.
A call for proposed studies to be supported by the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) through a grant to the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD)
The new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for stopping mass drug administration (MDA) and verification of elimination of human onchocerciasis require evaluating children under the age of 10 years using a serologic test for the detection of IgG4 antibody to the Ov-16 antigen. The designated sampling frame is designed to provide a 95% confidence interval (CI) that excludes 0.1%, and it assumes that the test is 100% sensitive and 100% specific.
The 2016 annual meeting of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) was held November 10 & 11, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. This table captures the key knowledge gaps and recommended next steps identified by the leaders of the 18 breakout sessions held at that event.
The target audience for these guidelines is district-level implementation agencies that are concerned with achieving their targets for mass drug administration. The purpose of these guidelines is to introduce the following.
• The concept of narratives and how they can be a valuable tool in understanding people’s health behaviors in the context of NTD control and elimination as well as in other programs;
This page describes a call for proposals which has since closed. Please refer back to this page for updates.
The Supervisor's Coverage Tool (SCT) is a rapid in-process monitoring tool designed to improve coverage during the current round of mass drug administration within a given supervisory area. The SCT has also been shown to be a useful supervisory tool for first-level supervisors and community drug distributors.
The Onchocerciasis IgG4 test is a rapid diagnostic test that qualitatively detects IgG4 antibodies against the Ov16 antigen in human blood samples. This guide will demonstrate how to use and interpret the test. Although the test is relatively simple to use, adequate training is necessary to reduce inter-observer variability and interpretation error.
This is a modifiable example of a paper-based questionnaire for conducting Post-MDA Coverage Surveys.