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. Through semistructured interviews with individuals involved with NTD control at the local and national levels, we identified key themes and common perspectives between the 2 countries, as well as observations that were specific to each.

Link to online article: Safely resuming neglected tropical disease control activities during COVID-19: Perspectives from Nigeria and Guinea (plos.org)

Downloadable article: PLOS NTDs article_Dec 20,2021_0.pdf
 

Citation: McKay S, Shu’aibu J, Cissé A, Knight A, Abdullahi F, Ibrahim A, et al. (2021) Safely resuming neglected tropical disease control activities during COVID-19: Perspectives from Nigeria and Guinea. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 15(12): e0009904. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0009904

Maps of Guinea and Nigeria
TypeJournal ArticleYear of publication DiseaseAll Preventive Chemotherapy NTDsCountryAll Countries, GuineaFocus AreasMass Drug Administration (MDA), MDA implementation, Community outreach, Drug procurement & supply chain support, Cross-border initiatives, Annual training for MDA, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adapting (MERLA), Disease-specific assessments, post-treatment surveillance, and related training, Disease & morbidity mapping & assessment, Learning & quality improvement, Data for decision-making, Operational research, Dossier developmentPartnersFHI360