Development of novel survey methodology for re-mapping LF in low prevalence areas (Tanzania)
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, Tanzania, United Republic of
The pilot of the strategy was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 10 districts. The remaining districts were re-mapped using this protocol by the partner institution RTI with USAID funding.