Development of novel survey methodology for re-mapping LF in low prevalence areas (Ethiopia)
Demonstrate the utility of a new mapping strategy based on school cluster random sampling Using PPES. A secondary objective is to assess the value of laboratory-based antibody assays as confirmatory tests and additional diagnostic tools for measuring LF transmission.
Regional study site, Ethiopia
The pilot of the strategy was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID in 10 districts. The remaining districts will be mapped using USAID funding, led by RTI.
The data resulting from this project are available here.