Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
To determine if a standardized multi-parallel-PCR assay is a more sensitive diagnostic tool for detecting Hookworm, Trichuris trichiura, Ascaris lumbricoides, and Strongyloides prevalence compared to the Kato-Katz stool test.
To evaluate the utility of ongoing surveillance of adults in a post-treatment setting.
To determine if post-treatment surveillance of adults represents a more effective surveillance strategy than TAS or xenomonitoring.
The Feasibility of a ‘Re-mapping’ Protocol for Lymphatic Filariasis in Areas where Transmission is Uncertain in Bangladesh
To implement a new re-mapping strategy for LF in low-prevalence areas.