Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
Understanding areas of increased trachoma risk (hotspots) through the implementation of a post validation trachoma surveillance strategy
To determine if there is evidence of on-going or recent transmission in the “hotspot” communities of increased risk two years after they were identified during the pre-validation surveys (clinical, antibody and infection data).
Community implementation and comparison of Human landing and Non human landing collection methods for vectors of Wuchereria bancrofti and Onchocerca volvulus for entomological monitoring of transmission (Ghana)
To determine the feasibility of the use of entomological traps by community members for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis entomological assessments.