Breakout Summary Reports from COR-NTD 2015

The 2015 meeting of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) meeting took place October 22-23 in Philadelphia, PA, with nearly 300 researchers and program implementers in attendance. Funded equally by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and by USAID - and planned with input from both organizations - the meeting occurred over two days and included 18 smaller group discussions:

1A AFRO Mapping: What do the data show, and where do we go from here?

1B Guidance for Onchocerciasis: From Control to Elimination

1C Schistosomiasis Decision-Making: What do we still need to know to optimize programs?

1D Visceral Leishmaniasis: How do we measure success?

1E Exploring the Case for De-Worming

1F Program Effectiveness: Addressing Data Reporting and Data Flow

2A Lymphatic Filariasis and Onchocerciasis "Action Maps" in Loa Areas

2B How can we make universal health coverage truly universal? Equity, gender, disability and NTDs

2C Human African Trypanosomiasis: What PC-NTD Programs Can Learn from Community Test-and-Treat Strategy

2D Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention: What remains to be understood about the burden of NTDs?

2E The Role of Molecular Xenomonitoring

2F What is the role of WASH in STH elimination?

3A Looking Beyond School-Age Children for Schistosomiasis and STH Control and Elimination

3B Lymphatic Filariasis and Onchocerciasis: The Promise and Reality of Antibody Testing

3C Trachoma Impact Surveys: What should be next?

3D Identifying Operational Research Issues Facing Communities Ending MDA

3E Defining Hotspots and Understanding Persistence of Infection

3F Reaching Leprosy Elimination Targets: Coupling Leprosy and other NTD Programs 

Please click the links above or in the right-hand margins to access summary reports from the breakout discussions.

Meeting documents
COR-NTD Meeting