Tools and resources
The Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Support Center, a program of The Task Force for Global Health, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the COR-NTD grant, is soliciting proposals for:
Research targeting the near-term development of highly specific diagnostic markers, tools and technologies to monitor and evaluate programs aimed at lymphatic filariasis (LF) and onchocerciasis (oncho) in low-prevalence settings.
This page refers to a call for proposals that is now closed.
Effective monitoring and evaluation is not only necessary during the mass drug administration (MDA) period but important throughout the lifespan of lymphatic filariasis (LF) programs, including after MDA has stopped. Current WHO recommendations for surveillance advise programs to implement activities to detect new foci of transmission through the assessment of microfilaremia, antigenemia or antibodies.
|Video 1: What is the Purpose of a CES?||Video 8: What preparation is needed to conduct a CES?|
The 2019 annual meeting of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) was held November 13 & 14, 2019, in National Harbor, MD. Content on this page captures the key discussion points, knowledge gaps, and recommended next steps identified by the participants of the 24 breakout sessions held at that event. Click on the links below and in the margin to access and download the content.
The attached policy brief comes from RTI International and is an output of NTDSC #171D.
Click the links to the right to download procurement guides to assist in the ordering of diagnostics.
|Video 1: What is the purpose of the SCT?||Video 8: Step 1 How are survey populations chosen?|
NTD Laboratory Network
As disease elimination programs succeed, the remaining reservoirs of infection become increasingly focal and difficult to identify. Disparities in transmission intensity, intervention coverage and effectiveness, population shifts, and the environment may result in areas, or foci, with an elevated incidence and/or prevalence compared to their surroundings.