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Let’s Move the Agenda from Control to Elimination of NTDs

21 September 2017

By Prof Louis Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, Pamela Bongkiyung & Prof Russell Stothard Who has the perfect answer to controlling or eliminating a disease...

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Going with the Flow: Local learning about rivers to implement ground larviciding for community-based control of river blindness

08 September 2017

by Prof Samuel Wanji, Dr Peter Enyong, Andrew Amuam, Relindis Ekanya, Dr Louise Hamill, Dr Joe Turner Preparations are proceeding at pace to control t...

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Tackling the Lack of Uniformity in Schistosomiasis Transmission

05 September 2017

by Prof. Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuente, Pamela Bongkiyung, Prof. Russell Stothard Schistosomiasis or Bilharzia or snail fever as some call it remains o...

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China and Africa Join Forces in fight to Eliminate Schistosomiasis

29 August 2017

by Prof Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, Pamela Bongkiyung, Prof Russell Stothard In the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), it has become ...

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Putting COUNTDOWN Vector Control Activities in the Spotlight at ISNTD Bites 2017

15 August 2017

Dr Louise Hamill and Prof Russell Stothard Control of mosquito and blackfly vectors of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis is a well-known strateg...

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When to Give or Not Give Incentives: A Researcher’s Reflection on Incentives in the Field

08 August 2017

By Irene Honam Tsey [Irene is a Research Officer & Institutional Review Board Administrator at the Dodowa Health Research Centre. She is currently...

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Creating Impactful Posters: Hot Tips from the COUNTDOWN Consortium

24 July 2017

COUNTDOWN Research Uptake Team & the COUNTDOWN Consortium As researchers, we all understand that presenting posters is part of our publishing jour...

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Integration as the next step in controlling Neglected Tropical Diseases

08 May 2017

By Dr Suzy Campbell Integration is the “old/new” global development buzzword: old, because it’s certainly not new! New, because there has been an unpr...

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COUNTDOWN Consortium: Sharing Learning on using a Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Neglected Tropical Diseases and Contributing to Policy Change for NTD Control

03 May 2017

By Akinola Oluwole, Kabiru Salami, Luret Lar, Solomon Jacob, Ndelle, Dr Nebe Obiageli, Pamela Bongkiyung COUNTDOWN is a consortium which is using a mu...

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Ensuring Onchocerciasis Control is more than just “Skin Deep” by Ending the Neglect of Onchodermatitis

27 April 2017

Louise Hamill, Michele Murdoch, Mathias Esum, Jerome Fru, Samuel Teghen, Ernestine Wasso, Anicetus Suireng, Peter Enyong, Mark Taylor, Joseph Turner, ...

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Going with the Flow: Local Learning about Rivers to implement Ground Larviciding for Community-based Control of River Blindness

08 September 2017

COUNTDOWN is piloting an intervention in the South West Region of Cameroon against river blindness or onchocerciasis. This intervention involves treat...

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Tackling the lack of uniformity in Schistosomiasis Transmission

05 September 2017

Schistosomiasis otherwise known as snail fever or Bilharzia is endemic in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. Africa carries most of th...

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China and Africa Join Forces in Fight to Eliminate Schistosomiasis

29 August 2017

China has succeeded in reducing the prevalence of schistosomiasis through a mixed approach on tackling the disease's point of infection. Their experie...

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Putting COUNTDOWN Vector Control Activities in the Spotlight at ISNTD Bites 2017

15 August 2017

The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) held a Vector Bite event on 19th July 2017 in London. This year's theme explored "Ne...

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When to give or not give Incentives: A Researcher's Reflection on Incentives in the field

08 August 2017

A researcher reflects on her experience in the field with regards to giving incentives to respondents. She ponders how to straddle the ethical line to...

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CREATING IMPACTFUL POSTERS: HOT TIPS FROM THE COUNTDOWN CONSORTIUM

24 July 2017

As researchers, we all understand that presenting posters is part of our publishing journey and doorway to conference participation. But it is importa...

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Integrated preventive chemotherapy and WASH for intensified schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminthiasis control

28 February 2017

When augmented with interventions such as water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), chemotherapy can have an enduring health impact on the treatment of ne...

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What about Male Genital Schistosomiasis: Developing a Research Perspective from the Shoreline of Lake Malawi

25 February 2017

Female Genital Schistosomiasis is started to gain traction in the Neglected Tropical Diseases world but there also exists Male Genital Schistosomiasis...

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Intestinal Schistosomiasis on the Shoreline of Lake Albert - Uganda: Through the Prism of Tropical Medicine Students

16 February 2017

The next generation of helminthologists talk about their experience studying Schistosomiasis along the shores of Lake Albert, Uganda.

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