Brighton & Sussex Medical School
IMPRESS – Improving access to integrated Morbidity management and disability PREvention Services through Stigma reduction for people with lower limb lymphoedema in Ethiopia: Feasibility and quasi-experimental study (year 2)
- Formative component: What is the capacity of the integrated morbidity management and disability prevention (MMDP) programme to incorporate a stigma reduction intervention for people with lower limb lymphoedema, and what are the barriers and facilitators to this?
- Intervention component: Is the stigma reduction intervention effective in increasing demand and access to services within an integrated MMDP programme for people with lower limb lymphoedema?
GoLBet: Randomised controlled trial of podoconiosis treatment in northern Ethiopia
Does community-based treatment of podoconiosis lymphoedema reduce the frequency of attacks of acute dermatolymphangioadenitis?
Development of a diagnostic device for podoconiosis
Can bioielectrical impedance spectroscopy (BIS) identify patients with podoconiosis lymphoedema?
Development of a community-based mycetoma early detection programme
Can behavioural change communication lead to earlier presentation of mycetoma in rural Sudan?
Epidemiological mapping of mycetoma in Sudan
What is the distribution of mycetoma in Sudan?
Identification of endemic plants with potential for lymphoedema treatment.
Do endemic Ethiopian plant extracts have potential for use in lymphoedema management?
Immunopathogenesis studies in podoconiosis
What is the immune pathogenesis of podoconiosis?
Understanding scabies transmission and outbreaks in rural Ethiopia
Can routine reports be used to identify hot spots of scabies transmission?
The Global Atlas of Podoconiosis
Through funding from the Wellcome Trust to develop a global atlas of podoconiosis. We aim to advance new knowledge on the geographical distribution and spatial epidemiology of the disease.
i. Conduct national cross-sectional surveys in selected countries to validate the environmental predictive model developed using the mapping data in Ethiopia.
ii. Create evidence consensus maps, develop risk maps and ground-truthing work and delineate the spatial distribution and geographical limits of podoconiosis globally.
iii. Estimate the global burden of podoconiosis by quantifying the number affected, the population at risk and DALYs attributable.
iv. Estimate how much it will cost to control or eliminate podoconiosis globally.
Integration and scale up of community-based holistic care package for people with lymphoedema in Ethiopia
What are the key elements that constitute optimal physical and psychosocial care for lymphoedema of many causes?
How (and to what extent) does integration of the lymphoedema intervention occur in the different ‘functions’ of the health system? What are the critical factors that influence the process of integration?
Willingness to pay for footwear, and associated factors related to podoconiosis in northern Ethiopia
How much are people with and without podoconiosis willing to pay for shoes?
Podoconiosis, trachomatous trichiasis and cataract in northern Ethiopia: a comparative cross-sectional study
Is there an association between podoconiosis and two common eye diseases; cataract and trachomatous trichiasis?