Improving access to Lymphatic Filariasis MMDP services through an enhanced evidence-based, cascade training model for health worker capacity strengthening in Ghana
This social science study will address the following:
Formative question: What were the successes and challenges of the LF MMDP pilot in the Upper East region for increasing the capacity of health workers of all levels and improving the ability of patients to manage LF morbidity?
Intervention question: Can a modified capacity strengthening package, developed based on the formative research results, be effective at increasing the capacity of health workers of all levels and improving the ability of patients to manage LF morbidity?
Improving Mass Drug Administration After Transmission Assessment Survey Failure: Results from a Mixed Methods Study
- What factors are associated with the availability, accessibility, and acceptability of MDA?
- What is the impact of an adapted and tailored intervention package on effective coverage?
Determination of the prevalence of LF infection in districts not included in LF control activities and of the basis for integrated implementation of LF - onchocerciasis elimination strategies in potentially co-endemic areas
Field validation of the diagnostic performance of the Wb123/Ov16 biplex rapid diagnostic test and Wb123 ELISA, compared to the filariasis test strip (FTS) in a setting initially found to be non-endemic for lymphatic filariasis, in which clinical cases have been identified.
An evaluation of the effectiveness of the trachoma surveillance strategy and the use of alternative diagnostic indicators to validate the elimination of blinding trachoma in Ghana
To determine if PCR or serology techniques are better than TF for assessing Trachoma prevalence during the surveillance phase of Trachoma Elimination Programs.
Randomized Control Trial Comparing Efficacy of a Single Dose of Treatment of Yaws with 20 mg/kg Versus 30 mg/kg of Azithromycin
Non-inferiority study comparing a 20mg/kg dosing strategy of azithromycin to a 30mg/kg dosing strategy in the treatment of yaws
Field validation of sampling strategies for integrating STH surveys into Transmission Assessment Surveys (Ghana)
Test STH-TAS,Understand the age prevalence of LF Antibody in different setting.