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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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Integration as the next step in controlling Neglected Tropical Diseases

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 unpr...

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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

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 mu...

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

27 April 2017

Louise Hamill, Michele Murdoch, Mathias Esum, Jerome Fru, Samuel Teghen, Ernestine Wasso, Anicetus Suireng, Peter Enyong, Mark Taylor, Joseph Turner, ...

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The World NTD Summit Highlights & Schistosomiasis Discussions

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 ...

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COUNTDOWN Nigeria: A Model for Conducting Implementation Research

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 ...

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COUNTDOWN Launched in Nigeria!

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 & COU...

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

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 (G...

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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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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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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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