What are the Ct transmission dynamics in Binji and Silame LGAs, of Sokoto State and does this confirm persistence of trachoma (and need for continued MDA) as indicated in the latest impact survey?
1. Are there any particular geographical locations or groups that have higher Ct infection and therefore driving persistence of infection and /or on-going transmission?
2. What are the underlying (epidemiological, programmatic, contextual, and socio-behavioral) factors contributing to persistent active trachoma despite delivery of the recommended SAFE intervention strategies in Binji and Silame districts of Sokoto state?
To develop and pilot a standardised analytical framework for the spatial and temporal analysis of routinely collected gender disaggregated NTD programme data. This will allow increased understanding and spatial visualisation of the influence of gendered programmatic inputs, external geographic and social factors on the equity of programmatic outputs, particularly access to mass administration of medicines (MAM).