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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
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 '
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...
25 June 2015

New Report: Investments in NTDs are one of the best buys in development

Third progress report since the London Declaration on NTDs shows strong endemic country leadership and calls on partners to scale up efforts in order...
11 June 2015

Our LTK Project in Malawi shortlisted for Social Innovation in Health Initiative

The initiative celebrating healthcare innovations is focusing this year on NTDs, malaria and tuberculosis.
1 June 2015

New Lancet Global Health paper reveals global prevalence of yaws

Findings show highest burden exists in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Ghana.
29 April 2015

ParaDesign: new tool for easy STH survey design

ParaDesign is a new user-friendly tool to aid monitoring and evaluation of deworming programmes.
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27 April 2015

Progress update on the Global Trachoma Mapping Project

The Global Trachoma Mapping Project, launched in 2012, is the largest infectious disease mapping project ever attempted. It aims to identify where...

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