Research Review on Female Genital Schistosomiasis

Purpose On June 7-8, 2022, investigators who had received RFP funding and other stakeholders gathered to share results from the different FGS studies, determine what gaps in operational research still exist, and to outline necessary next steps. The meeting report outlines the following objectives in further detail:


1. What is the relative burden of FGS in comparison to schistosomiasis prevalence?

2. What clinical approaches to FGS diagnosis are acceptable to women and able to be carried out by practitioners?

3. Is integration into the national healthcare system and HIV/Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) services feasible?

4. What approaches to addressing stigma were successful and feasible? FGS Research Review 3

5. What approaches to reaching more women were successful and feasible?

6. Identifying remaining gaps in research and operational research priorities