As part of the push towards universal access to health services, there is international consensus that Neglected Tropical Diseases must be tackled more effectively.

COUNTDOWN will trial and evaluate new approaches to drug distribution, which target those who are currently overlooked and excluded. It will also examine how NTD programmes can be better integrated into broader health system responses.

Event

COUNTDOWN at Swiss TPH Winter Symposium - 7-8 December 2017 - Basel, Switzerland

07 December 2017

The Swiss TPH Winter Symposium 2017 on Helminth Infection - from transmission to Control.

Event

The 2017 British Society for Parasitology Autumn Symposium on 28th September!

28 September 2017

The Multidisciplinarity of Parasitology: Host-Parasite Evolution and Control in an Ever Changing World

Event

Don't Miss COUNTDOWN at the Keystone Symposia Conference in Durban, South Africa 10 - 14 Sept. 2017

10 September 2017

'Understanding the epidemiological and social factors of Lymphatic Filariasis persistence fifteen years into the MDA program: towards a successful and...

Blog Entry

Going with the Flow: Local Learning about Rivers to implement Ground Larviciding for Community-based Control of River Blindness

08 September 2017

COUNTDOWN is piloting an intervention in the South West Region of Cameroon against river blindness or onchocerciasis. This intervention involves treat...

Blog Entry

Tackling the lack of uniformity in Schistosomiasis Transmission

05 September 2017

Schistosomiasis otherwise known as snail fever or Bilharzia is endemic in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. Africa carries most of th...

Blog Entry

China and Africa Join Forces in Fight to Eliminate Schistosomiasis

29 August 2017

China has succeeded in reducing the prevalence of schistosomiasis through a mixed approach on tackling the disease's point of infection. Their experie...

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Blog Entry
Going with the Flow: Local learning about rivers to implement ground larviciding for community-based control of river blindness

08 September 2017

by Prof Samuel Wanji, Dr Peter Enyong, Andrew Amuam, Relindis Ekanya, Dr Louise Hamill, Dr Joe Turner Preparations are proceeding at pace to control t...

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Tackling the Lack of Uniformity in Schistosomiasis Transmission

05 September 2017

by Prof. Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuente, Pamela Bongkiyung, Prof. Russell Stothard Schistosomiasis or Bilharzia or snail fever as some call it remains o...

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China and Africa Join Forces in fight to Eliminate Schistosomiasis

29 August 2017

by Prof Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, Pamela Bongkiyung, Prof Russell Stothard In the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), it has become ...

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Putting COUNTDOWN Vector Control Activities in the Spotlight at ISNTD Bites 2017

15 August 2017

Dr Louise Hamill and Prof Russell Stothard Control of mosquito and blackfly vectors of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis is a well-known strateg...

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When to Give or Not Give Incentives: A Researcher’s Reflection on Incentives in the Field

08 August 2017

By Irene Honam Tsey [Irene is a Research Officer & Institutional Review Board Administrator at the Dodowa Health Research Centre. She is currently...

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Creating Impactful Posters: Hot Tips from the COUNTDOWN Consortium

24 July 2017

COUNTDOWN Research Uptake Team & the COUNTDOWN Consortium As researchers, we all understand that presenting posters is part of our publishing jour...

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