Community health worker collecting survey data
4 April 2017

Bringing NTDs data to the masses

Reliable, up-to-date maps and data identifying the location and levels of parasitic worm infections are essential tools in the targeting and...
A toilet in Amhara, Ethiopia
24 March 2017

A complicated relationship – the effect of community sanitation usage on worm infections in Ethiopian children

Globally, in 2010, an estimated 1.5 billion people were infected with at least one species of soil-transmitted helminth (STH), Ascaris lumbrico
Dr Stella Kepha presented research findings from TUMIKIA project to the KASH 2017
21 February 2017

TUMIKIA Baseline data presented at KASH 2017

The findings from 160,000 households surveyed for the TUMIKIA research were presented for the first time to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (K
14 February 2017

New research on how best to eliminate STH infections of Kenyan school children.

A new paper published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty has identified that whilst more frequent deworming reduces infection amongst school-aged...
3 February 2017

Are the drugs working? The need to monitor deworming efficacy

The World Health Organisation estimate that around 1.5
TUMIKIA field officers
1 February 2017

TUMIKIA is hiring - Data and field officers wanted

We are recruiting data officers and field officers for an 11-week engagement working on the
Dr Stella Kepha
9 January 2017

Research leadership award for LASER’s Dr Stella Kepha

LASER Research Fellow, Dr Stella Kepha has been awarded a prestigious THRiVE post-doctoral fellowship to support her work in exploring the use of m
Community Health Volunteer on route to deworm
9 December 2016

Deworming 300,000 in Kenya – a photo essay

In October and November 2016, researchers from the London Applied &am
Claire Gwayi-Chore with survey team lead Jamal enroute to survey women in Kwale
24 November 2016

How do women perceive the risks and rewards of deworming during pregnancy?

It is unfortunately common practice for women of reproductive age to be excluded from
21 October 2016

Mapping and Modelling at COR-NTD 2016

A special interactive break-out session on how mapping and modelling approaches are helping with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) research and pr
LF patients in Tanzania (image courtesy of LCNTD)
6 October 2016

How innovations in statistical approaches are helping to eliminate elephantiasis

Dr Emanuele Giorgi describes how a new approach for developing predictive models to diagnosis and map lymphatic filariasis is
Participants completing a GIS practical
30 August 2016

Training on Modern Tools for NTD Control Programmes

An internationally renowned short-course designed to provide programme managers and researchers with the practical and technical skills they need t
12 August 2016

Join webinar discussion on importance of NTD Mapping

Join GAHI's Dr Rachel Pullan for a special webinar entitled '
TUMIKIA field officers (Photo: William Oswald)
4 August 2016

What 26,000 stool samples can tell us

As the TUMIKIA project reaches its halfway point,
28 June 2016

Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases

During the recent World Health Forum in Geneva the World Health Organizat
Kenya NTD strategy plan
17 June 2016

Kenya Launches New National NTD Strategy

The Kenyan Ministry of Health has launched its second national strategic plan for the control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) at a special ev
18 December 2015

The first maps of lymphatic filariasis (LF) distribution and transmission intensity are now published in Parasites & Vectors

A new study, led by Dr Jorge Cano and Dr Paula Moraga, details predictive models of lymphatic filariasis (LF) prevalence and transmission intensity...
17 December 2015

Learner Treatment Kit featured at Social Innovation in Health Initiative 2015

The Learner Treatment Kit was recently featured at the Social Innovation in Health Initiative hosted by the World Health Organisation, Geneva as part...
6 October 2015

Learner Treatment Kit featured in the Financial Times

In a recent article, the Financial Times describes how primary schools are at the centre of a pioneering response to malaria in Malawi.
17 July 2015

Tumikia update: WASH conditions in schools

Update by William Oswald. William recently completed his PhD in Epidemiology at Emory University, Atlanta, USA. He visited the TUMIKIA project in...
10 July 2015

Tumikia update: Worm expulsions

Update by Rita Oliveira, PhD student, Imperial College London
3 July 2015

Tumikia update: Baseline Surveys Q+A with Trial Coordinator Dr. Kate Halliday

Dr. Katherine Halliday is Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and trial coordinator for the Tumikia Project. Here...