Tools and resources
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.
The following resources are housed on this page:
The Confirmatory Mapping Survey Builder tool was designed to provide a more rigorous assessment of ongoing lymphatic filariasis transmission where initial mapping yielded inconclusive results. NTD-SC has also developed a web tool for analyzing complex survey data.
The TAS-STH Survey Sample Builder tool was designed to help 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.
LINKS is an Android app and web service that streamlines the data collection and reporting process. The system serves as a flexible platform which has supported more than 100 global health projects in over 50 countries. The app is available for free at the Google Play store.
On November 17-18, 2013 the Coalition for Operational Research on NTDs (COR-NTD) met immediately following the ASTMH conference in Washington DC. Presentations are shared below.