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Pooled effort to tackle pooled testing: modern software for analysis of molecular xenomonitoring data

22 Mar 2021

Elimination campaigns for neglected tropical diseases call for specialised surveillance methods. In any elimination campaign, the effort required to find residual infections increases dramatically as prevalence approaches zero.

Meet Researcher Ashley Souza

08 Feb 2021

Ashley Souza is the Diagnostics Manager for the NTD Support Center at The Task Force for Global Health. In this role, she provides project management and technical support for the NTD Support Center’s diagnostics portfolio.

Neglected Tropical Disease-What are they, why should you care and what can you do?

04 Feb 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) include several parasitic, viral, and bacterial diseases that cause substantial illness. . . . Affecting the world’s poorest people, NTDs impair physical and cognitive development.” 

How a Modest Investment is Supporting Homegrown Science in Benin and Beyond

28 Jan 2021

This content is a spotlight of the African Researchers' Small Grants Program. It was originally published on USAID's Medium blog.

Finding nomadic communities: Sightsavers' research in action

08 Dec 2020

This blog was originally published by Sightsavers, and describes a study funded through COR-NTD (

COVID-19 and NTD innovation

19 Oct 2020

This post was originally published by Sighstavers.

The Importance of a Research Agenda for Female Genital Schistosomiasis

21 Nov 2019

For millions of women living on the African continent, two of the greatest health concerns – schistosomiasis and HIV – overlap.

Achieving and sustaining elimination: How the Geshiyaro Project might shape the future of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths programmes

19 Nov 2019

In the Wolaita zone in southern Ethiopia a research initiative is underway to assess strategies to achieve transmission break for schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths (STH).

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