Country operational research priorities pending.
To improve compliance and reduce the coverage-compliance gap in mass drug administration through enhanced and tailored social mobilization.
Comparison of safety profile and acceptability between triple drug therapy (IVM,DEC,ALB) and standard two-drug therapy (DEC, ALB), plus STH evaluation.
How effective are the following stigma reduction interventions when implemented in pairs to decrease leprosy-related stigma: 1) counselling and empowerment, 2) socio economic development, and 3) contact between community and people affected?
To validate a new TAS-STH survery in a complex progammatic setting.
To validate the Brugia antibody tests as a tool for stopping LF MDA.
Binax Now Filariasis Test vs. Alere Filariasis Test Strip Comparison
Comparison of 2X vs. 1X per year MDA on Brugia with MDA of DEC/Alb , plus STH evaluation
Comparison of 2X vs. 1X per year MDA, W. bancrofti with MDA of DEC/Alb, plus STH evaluation