Science news website SciDev.net covered our week-long course, Modern Tools for NTD Control Programmes, in a recent story about new technologies and NTDs.
Science news website SciDev.net covered our week-long course, Modern Tools for NTD Control Programmes, in a recent story about new technologies and NTDs. The article reports on Africa's growing use of technologies such as GPS devices and GIS software to map diseases and better target deworming efforts.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) professor and GAHI co-founder Prof. Simon Brooker is quoted as saying: "Correct and reliable data on NTDs is not available in many African countries and the only people who have used satellite technology are foreign researchers and some NGOs, who may not necessarily share their results with national governments."
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The short course Modern Tools for NTD Control Programmes ran in Nairobi from 12 - 17 May, at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). The course was a collaboration between GAHI at LSHTM, the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the Eastern and Southern Africa Centre for International Parasitic Control at KEMRI and the London Centre for NTD Research. To learn more about the course and access course materials, please visit our Training page.
To read a first-hand account of the course by ESACIPAC director Prof. Sammy Njenga, please visit our blog.