Country operational research priorities pending.
To strengthen the capacity of the 5 African university departments hosting the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) programme
The demonstration study of the SD BIOLINE Onchocerciasis IgG4 rapid test aims to provide operational research data on the use and implementation of the test. The performance of the SD BIOLINE Onchocerciasis IgG4 rapid test has been verified in both reference laboratories as well as in controlled field settings. PATH and partners will explore the feasibility of incorporating the test into multiple sites in sub-Saharan Africa, with Senegal as a pilot country.
We aim to demonstrate the acceptability and feasibility of the SD BIOLINE Onchocerciasis IgG4 test in the Senegal Onchocerciasis Control Programme surveillance activities relative to the diagnostic and collection tools currently used.
To compare skin snip microfiladermia with antibody responses against Ov16 antigen in general population in epidemiological assessments post CDTi.