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Detecting Trichiasis Using 3D Photography: A Case Study

12 Feb 2019

This blog first appeared in Medium on February 12, 2019

Together for Zero: Coordinated Research Required to Achieve Zero Disease, Disability, and Discrimination from Leprosy

07 Dec 2018

When one thinks of leprosy, it is of the days of old—a debilitating disease described in literature. With over 200,000 new cases detected every year (including over 150 in the US last year), leprosy instills fear in communities to this day.

Measuring the Immunological Response to Trachoma-Causing Bacterial Antigens in Endemic Zones in Ethiopia: A Case Study

07 Aug 2018

Trachoma is one of the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) for which the World Health Organization (WHO) has set a goal for elimination by 2020. It is the leading cause of preventable blindness and is caused from the repeated ocular infection with Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct).

iChord – Improving Community Health Outcomes through Research and Dialogue: A New Approach to Community Engagement in Global Health

25 Jul 2018

There are many factors to keep in mind while planning for mass drug administration (MDA) of preventative chemotherapy for neglected tropical diseases (PC-NTDs). Acquiring the drugs is only the first step – or the “first mile” in supply chain lingo.

Neglected Tropical Diseases and Disability - What is the Link?

24 Jul 2018

Today, governments, technology companies, researchers and charities convened in London for the first ever Global Disability Summit.

Monitoring and Supervising the Annual Mass Drug Administration for Neglected Tropical Diseases in Ethiopia using a Rapid Coverage Survey Tool: A Case Study

25 Jun 2018

Annual Mass Drug Administration (MDA) is one of the strategies used to combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) such as trachoma, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH).

Assessing the Long-Term Outcome of the Two Most Commonly Used Surgical Procedures to Treat Trachomatous Trichiasis in Ethiopia: A Case Study

31 May 2018

Trachoma is the leading cause of preventable and irreversible blindness worldwide, and is caused by repeated ocular infection with Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct).

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