Mapping the Potential Risk of Mycetoma Infection in Sudan and South Sudan Using Ecological Niche Modeling
What is the potential distribution of mycetoma in Sudan and South Sudan? What are the most important factors associated with the spatial distriutional patterns of disease cases in Both countries.
Assessing treatment needs for school-aged children and assisting Ministry of Health to develop an effective control programme
Understanding the basic pharmacology of praziquantel tailored to paediatric setting and developing a treatment access plan for this age class
Helping increase and sustain the scale-up of preventive chemotherapy campaigns in West and Central Africa
The purpose of this project is to create maps that utilize LF risk and prevalence data to predict risk of recrudescence, and to stratify this risk into 3-4 distinct groups. Such maps could subsequently be used to design and simulate the performance of different surveillance strategies.
Preliminary study findings:
The intensity of transmission was quantified by the basic reproductive number (R0).
A map of predicted prevalence of microfilaraemia, developed through Bayesian geostatistical modelling, was linked to mathematical models of the transmission dynamics of lymphatic filariasis.
The models predict a marked geographical heterogeneity in the intensity of lymphatic filariasis transmission in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Further control efforts may be required in areas of higher intensity of transmission.
Conversely, interruption of transmission might be achieved earlier in areas of low intensity of transmission.
The results suggest that intensity of transmission at baseline (R0) and bednet use are the best indicators for the level of surveillance required sub-nationally post-MDA.
Identify the set of action that will generate a sustainable program of controlling the prevalence of hookworm infection among adults in a community.
Solidarity and Ethics of Care: Strengthening the Sustainability of Controlling Hookworm Infection Among Adults
Measure the solidarity and ethics of care to strengthen the sustainability of community-based healthcare in controlling hookworm infection among adults