Tools and resources
Partners in the national, international, academic, industrial and philanthropic sectors work together to develop new technologies in the fight to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases. Click on the links to the right to view infographics on the Alere Filaraisis Test Strip, the Ov16 Rapid Diagnostic Test, the Wb123 Rapid Diagnostic Test, the Ov16/Wb123 Biplex and the Pgp3 Lateral Flow Assay. Team members are listed in alphabetical order.
The Brugia Rapid test has been shown to be a useful and sensitive tool for the detection of Brugia malayi and Brugia timori antibodies and is being used widely by lymphatic filariasis elimination programs in Brugia spp. endemic areas. Although the test is relatively simple to use, adequate training is necessary to reduce inter-observer variability and to reduce the misreading of cassettes.
In the event of a failed TAS result, this tool can be used to determine how many individuals need to be retested in order to confirm that the number of true positive results is above the critical cut-off for TAS.
This training video demonstrates how to use the Alere Filariasis Test Strip (FTS), a diagnostic test for detecting antigens present in the blood of people with lymphatic filariasis. With funding from the Bill and Melinda gates Foundation (BMGF) in collaboration with many partners – including RTI, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Washington University School of Medicine in St.
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:
On October 22 and 23, 2015, the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center will host the third annual meeting of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) in Philadelphia, PA.
The NTD Modelling Consortium acts as a point of contact to commission modelling to address the right questions during efforts to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
In 2015, the World Health Organization published a manual entitled "Assessing the Epidemiology of Soil-Transmitted Helminths during a Transmission Assessment Survey in the Global Programme for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis." The guidelines were designed to capture the impact of lymphatic filariasis programs on soil-transmitted helminthiasis and provide guidance on whether ongoing mass drug administration is needed to control the transmission of intestinal worms.
On October 31 and November 1, 2014, the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) convened for their annual meeting prior to the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene conference in New Orleans, LA. Plenary reports are shared in the Downloads menu.