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School teacher testing a child for malaria
15 September 2017

School-based malaria testing and treatment given the thumbs up by teachers and children

Primary school teachers are perceived as acceptable and trusted providers of malaria diagnosis and treatment for school-going children in Malawi.
LASER's Hope Simpson working with NTD stakeholders in Myanmar. (image courtesy Emmy van der Grinten)
8 September 2017

Myanmar’s integrated approach to mapping and controlling NTDs

Public health stakeholders from Myanmar are taking steps to improve the mapping and surveillance of leprosy, lymphatic filariasis and trachoma, LASER...
30 August 2017

LASER are hiring: Research Fellow - Epidemiologist

The London Applied and Spatial Epidemiology Research Group
Training to create disease maps using NTD case-management and morbidity data
7 July 2017

Free Training Materials - Improving NTD mapping by integrating case-management and disease data

Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health recently hosted an innovative disease mapping training course to equip public health specialists with the skil
6 July 2017

LASER are hiring: Research Fellow - Spatial Epidemiology

The London Applied and Spatial Epidemiology Research Group
20 June 2017

LASER are hiring: Research Assistant - Epidemiology and GIS

The London Applied and Spatial Epidemiology Research Group
Expected fraction of individuals with more than 8000 MF counts per ml of blood of the sampled villages in the study sites in Cameroon
14 June 2017

New modelling approach to identifying Loa loa prevalence

A major challenge facing mass drug administration (MDA) programmes targeting the control and elimination of lymphatic filariasis or onchocerciasis
Intestinal worms contribute to the burden of malnutrition among Kenyan children
19 May 2017

Business Daily Africa focuses on Kenya's deworming efforts

Business Daily Africa's Sarah Ooko highlights the work of Kenya's Ministry of Health and LSHTM researchers to tackle neglected tropical diseases
12 May 2017

ESPEN’s NTD website goes live

The World Health Organisation’s Expanded Special Project for Elimina
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...

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