Other study design
Determine the age prevalence of LF antibody following MDA to inform surveillance strategies. Yaws and trachoma testing will also occur during the survey.
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 (Burkina Faso)
To determine the feasibility of the use of entomological traps by community members for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis entomological assessments.
Development and testing of Educational Board game (Worms and Ladders) for soil transmitted helminthiasis control
To develop a health education game on Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH) transmission and to evaluate the potential of the game to promote behavioural changes among school children for the prevention of STH infections after treatment. Our primary research questions are: 1. Can our health education board game (Worms and Ladders) developed to teach transmission and control of STH cause any significant changes in the health behaviours of school aged children to reduce reinfection and transmission of STH after mass treatment? 2. Will the health messages learnt while playing our board game promote significant knowledge about the causes, transmission and control of STH among school children? 3. Will the combination of intervention (mass chemotherapy/Health education) have any significant impact of reducing STH reinfection in school children?
Literature review, meta-analyses; 3 RAPs published; one RAP white paper; see SCORE website http://score.uga.edu/projects/rapid-answers-project/
What is the the impact of riverine prawns on infections in humans? Studies are to be conducted on interrupting seasonal transmission of Schistosomiasis and ecologic assessment of riverine prawns on infections in humans.
Define improved strategies, support development of WHO recommendations, and ensure communication to struggling countries; Acceleration of global elimination efforts to achieve 2020 goals
Develop genetic markers for S. haematobium
Schistosome Population Genetics in Gaining Control Studies in Niger (Sh) and Tanzania (Sm)