Integration as the next step in controlling Neglected Tropical Diseases

Mon, 08 May 2017

By Dr Suzy Campbell Integration is the “old/new” global development buzzword: old, because it’s certainly not new! New, because there has been an unprecedented focus on it recently in international commitments, being a key message to emerge at the Ne…

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COUNTDOWN Consortium: Sharing Learning on using a Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Neglected Tropical Diseases and Contributing to Policy Change for NTD Control

Wed, 03 May 2017

By Akinola Oluwole, Kabiru Salami, Luret Lar, Solomon Jacob, Ndelle, Dr Nebe Obiageli, Pamela Bongkiyung COUNTDOWN is a consortium which is using a multidisciplinary approach to research with the aim of contributing to policy change in the implementa…

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Ensuring Onchocerciasis Control is more than just “Skin Deep” by Ending the Neglect of Onchodermatitis

Thu, 27 April 2017

Louise Hamill, Michele Murdoch, Mathias Esum, Jerome Fru, Samuel Teghen, Ernestine Wasso, Anicetus Suireng, Peter Enyong, Mark Taylor, Joseph Turner, Samuel Wanji The COUNTDOWN team in Buea, Cameroon, are working hard to ensure that the assessment of…

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The World NTD Summit Highlights & Schistosomiasis Discussions

Tue, 25 April 2017

by Prof. Russell Stothard – COUNTDOWN Director The importance of the international activities that took place last week at the global summit on NTDs cannot be easily overstated. Hosted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the second global p…

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COUNTDOWN Nigeria: A Model for Conducting Implementation Research

Wed, 12 April 2017

Dr Obiageli Nebe, Phillip Okefu Okoko, Ruth Dixon, Laura Dean COUNTDOWN is a research consortium dedicated to investigating the cost-effective, scale up of sustainable solutions necessary to control and eliminate the seven most common Neglected Tropi…

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COUNTDOWN Launched in Nigeria!

Thu, 06 April 2017

If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together: Collaboration in Research by Pamela Bongkiyung, Prof. Russell Stothard & COUNTDOWN Nigeria Team It was an auspicious moment when the COUNTDOWN programme was launched in Lagos –…

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Using Polio Samples to Assess Schistosomiasis and Soil-transmitted Helminthiasis Prevalence in Ghana

Fri, 10 March 2017

By Lucas Cunningham With the success of the campaign to eradicate polio the questions surrounding the legacy of the Global Polio Laboratory Network (GPLN) should be asked. It is towards this end that COUNTDOWN incorporated into its objectives, an ass…

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An African Focus at the 2017 GCID Infectious Diseases Symposium, Seoul

Wed, 01 March 2017

by Prof. Russell Stothard, Director The Global Center for Infectious Diseases (GCID) is part of Seoul National University College of Medicine and directed by Professor Eung-Soo Hwang. Each year the GCID holds an international symposium which aims to …

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Neglected tropical diseases: Getting “lost in the WASH” no longer!

Thu, 08 December 2016

By Dr Suzy Campbell & Dr Nana-Kwadwo Biritwum There is a very important research agenda gaining momentum at present, and it is attracting extensive stakeholder buy-in. This is the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in augmenting p…

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Indigenous knowledge and Intersectionality: “Incremental radicalism” and Front Line Health Workers.

Wed, 23 November 2016

By Sally Theobald, RinGS, REACHOUT, ReBUILD and COUNTDOWN Health Systems Global 2016 was opened by leaders of the Canadian First Nation community through song and dance and a discussion of how health has four components: physical, mental, emotional, …

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