Demonstrate the utility of a new mapping strategy based on school cluster random sampling Using PPES. A secondary objective is to assess the value of laboratory-based antibody assays as confirmatory tests and additional diagnostic tools for measuring LF transmission.
Development of novel survey methodology for re-mapping LF in low prevalence areas (Ethiopia)
The rationale and cost-effectiveness of a confirmatory mapping tool for lymphatic filariasis: Examples from Ethiopia and Tanzania
Katherine M. Gass, Heven Sime, Upendo J. Mwingira, Andreas Nshala, Maria Chikawe, Sonia Pelletreau, Kira A. Barbre, Michael S. Deming and Maria P. Rebollo
Results of a confirmatory mapping tool for Lymphatic filariasisendemicity classification in areas where transmission was uncertain in Ethiopia
Heven Sime, Katherine M. Gass, Sindew Mekasha, Ashenafi Assefa, Adugna Woyessa, Oumer Shafi, Kadu Meribo, Biruck Kebede, Kisito Ogoussan, Sonia Pelletreau, Moses J. Bockarie, Amha Kebede, Maria P. Rebollo
The pilot of the strategy was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID in 10 districts. The remaining districts will be mapped using USAID funding, led by RTI.
The data resulting from this project are available here.
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