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Participants included doctors and programme officers from disease control programmes.
12 October 2017

The final steps in leprosy eradication in Myanmar?

Despite ongoing efforts to control leprosy in Myanmar, the last decade has seen little change in the incidence of disease.
26 September 2017

LASER are hiring: Research Assistant - Epidemiology and GIS

The London Applied and Spatial Epidemiology Research Group 
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
TUMIKIA technician preparing slides for analysis using the kato-katz technique
25 May 2017

Innovative TUMIKIA research project nears completion

Over the past two years, researchers from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Kenya Medical Research Institute have been...
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
Patients in Ethiopia receiving treatment for podoconiosis
4 May 2017

A new initiative to map a little known disease brings hope of elimination

Even amongst public health professionals podoconiosis (or endemic non-filarial elephantiasis) is one of the more neglected of the neglected tropica
Community health worker collecting survey data
4 April 2017

Bringing NTD 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