Innovative Community Referral: Can it improve VL case finding, treatment adherence and success in hard-to-reach settings of northwest Ethiopia?

Research questions: Does an innovative community referral linkage improve VL case finding in hard-to-reach areas of Northwest Ethiopia? Does innovative community referral linkage improve patient adherence to VL treatment? Does innovative community referral linkage improve VL patient’s treatment outcomes? Does an electronic referral linkage system improve back and forth communication and feedback between the treatment centre and community?

Countries: Ethiopia
Diseases: Leishmaniasis

Lead on social science

Determine the best health systems approaches for:

1. Improved planning and delivery of integrated programmes; 
2. Increased and sustained access to NTD drugs; 
3. Harmonised inter-sectoral approach; and 
4. Strong and generalisable evidence base for integrated elimination and control of NTDs.



Molecular tools for insecticide resistance diagnosis in phlebotomine sandflies for sustainable leishmaniasis control and elimination programme

Developing new diagnostic tools to monitor insecticide resistance in sandflies in India

Countries: India
Diseases: Leishmaniasis

Improving the impact of IRS for Visceral Leishmaniasis with enabling integrated decision support systems

Improving effectiveness of vector control against Visceral Leishmaniasis

Diseases: Leishmaniasis

Mapping schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Namibia

Assessing treatment needs for school-aged children and assisting Ministry of Health to develop an effective control programme

Countries: Namibia

Drug formulation for pre-school children

Understanding the basic pharmacology of praziquantel tailored to paediatric setting and developing a treatment access plan for this age class