Country operational research priorities pending.
To sustain the gains of active community drug distributors (CDDs) by enhancing their performance through intervention at the individual, community and primary health care center levels to reach NTD elimination and control goals.
How do we motivate community drug distributors (CDDs)?
Economic evaluation of SCORE projects with priority given to elimination studies
Rigorous assessment of the efficacy of (multiple) doses with Praziquantel in the treatment of S. mansoni infections using standard and novel highly sensitive diagnostic tools.
What is the the impact of riverine prawns on infections in humans? Studies are to be conducted on interrupting seasonal transmission of Schistosomiasis and ecologic assessment of riverine prawns on infections in humans.
This study will include comparing 1) MDA as usual 2) double treatment with two closely-spaced MDAs (consistent with the recommendation based on mathematical models) 3) twice yearly MDA and 4) double MDA plus snail control.
SCORE Data Collection on Mobile Devises
Cost Studies in SCORE Gaining and Sustaining
POC/CCA screening/mapping tool initial Studies
MDA strategies: Sustaining control at 10 – 24% prevalence
Randomized Clinical Trial of Albendazole vs Ivermectin+Albendazole for lymphatic filariasis treatment and elimination.
Comparison of 2X vs. 1X per year MDA on W. bancrofti with MDA of IVM/Alb, plus STH evaluation (and Schistosoma in Foya only)