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Microplanning manual to guide implementation of preventive chemotherapy to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases

WHO manual on implementing preventative chemotherapy against neglected tropical diseases provides generic tools for those involved in planning preventative chemotherapy administration. The publication was released in September 2022.
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WHO standard operating procedures for supply chain management of health products for neglected tropical diseases amenable to preventive chemotherapy

New WHO standard operating procedures--released on July 25, 2022--describes the standard operating procedures for health products for NTDs amenable to preventive chemotherapy and the medicines donated to treat them.
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Act | West FY 22 Semi Annual Report: October 2021 - March 2022

This report outlines the key achievements and challenges in the first six months of the fourth year of program implementation, spanning the period October 1, 2021–March 31, 2022.
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Une comparaison de ESPEN Collect et ONA.io en qualité de deux plates-formes potentielles de Collecte Electronique de données (EDC) lors des évaluations spécifiques des maladies tropicales négligées (MTN) dans les pays financés par Act to End NTDs | West

Ce rapport est fait pour informer des décisions futures des partenaires qui travaillent en Afrique avec le programme USAID’s Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | West (Act |West) ou même pour les African Neglected Tropical Disease Programs (NTDPs) qui veulent adopter ces plateformes technologiques de Collecte Electronique de données (EDC) pour faire des Enquêtes Spécifiques des Maladies (DSA) mais qui ont besoin de plus des informations avant de commencer.
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A Comparison of ESPEN Collect and ONA.io as Two Potential Electronic Data Capture (EDC) Platforms during Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Disease-Specific Assessments (DSAs) in USAID's Act to End NTDs | West Countries

This report is intended to inform future decisions by Africa-based implementing partners within USAID’s Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | West (Act | West) and African Neglected Tropical Disease Programs (NTDPs) who wish to adopt EDC platforms for upcoming DSAs but require more information before doing so.
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WHO guideline on control and elimination of human schistosomiasis

New WHO guideline--released on February 14, 2022--outlines guidelines for preventive chemotherapy, safety of praziquantel for treatment, WASH and snail control interventions and verification of interruption of transmission of human schistosomiasis. 

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Baseline Mapping of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa

Mapping is an essential element for each of the neglected tropical disease (NTD) programs advocated by the WHO.

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Journal publication - Safely resuming neglected tropical disease control activities during COVID-19: Perspectives from Nigeria and Guinea

To understand the challenges, opportunities, and recommendations for maximizing continuity of disease control during public health emergencies, we sought perspectives from Nigeria and Guinea on the process of restarting NTD control efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Act | West FY 21 Semi Annual Report: April 2021 - September 2021

This report outlines the key achievements and challenges in the last six months of the third year of program implementation, spanning the period April 1, 2021–September 30, 2021.
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Effect of preventive chemotherapy with praziquantel on SCH among school age children in sub-Saharan Africa: a spatiotemporal modelling study

Christos Kokaliaris, Amadou Garba, Martin Matuska, Rachel N Bronzan, Daniel G Colley, Ameyo M Dorkenoo, Uwem F Ekpo, Fiona M Fleming, Michael D French, Achille Kabore, Jean B Mbonigaba, Nicholas Midzi, Pauline N M Mwinzi, Eliézer K N'Goran, Maria Rebollo Polo, Moussa Sacko, Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, Edridah M Tukahebwa, Pitchouna A Uvon, Guojing Yang, Lisa Wiesner, Yaobi Zhang, Jürg Utzinger, Penelope Vounatsou, Effect of preventive chemotherapy with praziquantel on schistosomiasis among school-aged children in sub-Saharan Africa: a spatiotemporal modelling study, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 2021, ISSN 1473-3099, https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(21)00090-6.