News & Blogs

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...
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...
12 June 2015

Uncovering the global epidemiology of yaws

A recent paper in the Lancet Global Health reviews the global epidemiology of yaws to reveal the geographic scope of this neglected tropical disease...
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 May 2015

Community-based deworming: Developing effective trainings and materials

Claire Gwayi-Chore is Senior Associate for Project Implementation and Communications for the Deworm the World Initiative at Evidence Action. She...
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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14 April 2015

New Lancet Infectious Diseases paper assesses feasibility by country of interrupting STH transmission

Findings suggest interrupting STH transmission is most feasible in countries in the Americas and parts of Asia, and least feasible in countries in...
14 April 2015

RSTMH unveil new website

The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has launched a new website featuring blog and video resources
LF microfilaria, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
10 April 2015

The global atlas of lymphatic filariasis

Jorge Cano Ortega is a research fellow within the GAHI team and an expert on GIS and lymphatic filariasis. He is lead author on a recent paper...
17 March 2015

New WHO figures for children treated for STH in 2013

Numbers show coverage of school-aged children is slowly increasing whilst a decline in coverage continues for preschool-aged children.