Barriers, facilitators and solutions for equitable access to preventive chemotherapy (PCT) at South Omo, Southern Ethiopia

ARNTD
Lymphatic filariasis
Onchocerciasis
Schistosomiasis
Soil-transmitted helminthiasis
Trachoma

Grant awardee: Mekuria Asnakew Asfaw

SGP II
NTD-SC study
Off

To assess equitable access to PCT distribution and use, identify its barriers and facilitators to recommend possible solutions for equitable access to PCT at South Omo, Southern Ethiopia

Completed

Barriers to acceptance of Trachoma Trichiasis surgery among women in North Pokot Sub County in West Pokot

ARNTD
Trachoma

Grant awardee: Victoria Akoth Ochwai

SGP III
NTD-SC study
Off

1. What is the perception of Trachoma among women who refused to have the Trachoma Trichiasis surgery in North Pokot Sub County in West Pokot County, Kenya?

2. What are the social based barriers associated with Trachoma Trichiasis Surgery refusals among women in North Pokot Sub County of West Pokot County, Kenya?

3. What are the institutional based barriers associated with Trachoma Trichiasis Surgery refusals among women in North Pokot Sub County of West Pokot County, Kenya?
 

Completed

Clinical utility of peptide micro-array diagnosis and surveillance of endemic and epidemic diseases in Zimbabwe

ARNTD
Lymphatic filariasis
Schistosomiasis
Soil-transmitted helminthiasis
Trachoma

Grant awardee: Arthur Vengisai

SGP III
NTD-SC study
Off

1. Is the multiplex peptide microarray effective in diagnosing schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma and the STHs (roundworm, whipworm and hookworm) in Zimbabwe?
2. Is the peptide microarray effective in screening Chagas disease, guinea worm disease, sleeping sickness and visceral leismaniasis?
 

Completed

Integrating NTD programme monitoring into routine health systems data: evaluating a DHIS2 platform for real-time mass administration of medicines (MAM) reporting

Lee Hundley
Lymphatic filariasis
Onchocerciasis
Schistosomiasis
Soil-transmitted helminthiasis
Trachoma
202
NTD-SC study
Off
  • Using DHIS2 for MAM increases data access and use, particularly at the state and MoH level, and would likely increase data quality in the long run.

  • Ability to address errors/inconsistencies quickly is a significant benefit.

  • Perceptions of the system, as well as data ownership, differ by level and more effort may be needed to get buy in at LGA level where burden of data entry is high.

  • Several obstacles to full scale up remain, including lack of adequate human resources, inadequate funding for equipment, poor internet infrastructure in rural settings, and insufficient technical expertise.

Primary Research Question: What are the factors shaping the implementation of NTD control programme in Nigeria?

Secondary Research Questions: 

1. Does the DHIS2 tool provide a reliable estimate of treatment coverage?

2. What improvements or adaptations are required to the tool or processes around use of the tool? 

3. Can the tool be scaled up regardless of funder and location? 

4. Does the tool enhance government ownership of the data and the MDA programme in general?

Completed
Health Systems Strengthening

Linking communities and health systems

Sally Theobald
Buruli Ulcer
Chagas disease
Dengue and Chikungunya
Echinococcosis
Foodborne trematodiases
Guinea Worm (Dracunculiasis)
Human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)
Leishmaniasis
Leprosy (Hansen disease)
Loiasis
Lymphatic filariasis
Mycetoma
Onchocerciasis
Podoconiosis
Rabies
Scabies
Schistosomiasis
Snakebite
Soil-transmitted helminthiasis
Strongyloidiasis
Taeniasis/Cysticercosis
Trachoma
Yaws
Burden
community engagement
health systems effects
awareness
health seeking
NTD-SC study
Off

How to best support close-to-community providers in their critical interface role between health systems and communities

Qualitative
Implementation Research
Health Systems Strengthening
Target completion date
In progress
Scaling-up
Health Systems Strengthening
Community engagement
Compliance and adherence
Education and behaviour change
Integration
Gender Equity
Training