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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...

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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...

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

15 August 2017

The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) held a Vector Bite event on 19th July 2017 in London. This year's theme explored "Ne...

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When to give or not give Incentives: A Researcher's Reflection on Incentives in the field

08 August 2017

A researcher reflects on her experience in the field with regards to giving incentives to respondents. She ponders how to straddle the ethical line to...

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CREATING IMPACTFUL POSTERS: HOT TIPS FROM THE COUNTDOWN CONSORTIUM

24 July 2017

As researchers, we all understand that presenting posters is part of our publishing journey and doorway to conference participation. But it is importa...

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Integrated preventive chemotherapy and WASH for intensified schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminthiasis control

28 February 2017

When augmented with interventions such as water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), chemotherapy can have an enduring health impact on the treatment of ne...

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Guest Blog: What about Male Genital Schistosomiasis: Developing a Research Perspective from the Shoreline of Lake Malawi

25 February 2017

Female Genital Schistosomiasis is started to gain traction in the Neglected Tropical Diseases world but there also exists Male Genital Schistosomiasis...

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Guest Blog: Intestinal Schistosomiasis on the Shoreline of Lake Albert - Uganda: Through the Prism of Tropical Medicine Students

16 February 2017

The next generation of helminthologists talk about their experience studying Schistosomiasis along the shores of Lake Albert, Uganda.

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