The Global Health Science and Practice Technical Exchange (GHTechX) took place virtually from April 21 - 24, 2021. The event is curated through a partnership between USAID, the George Washington University, and the Global Health: Science and Practice Journal. Our goal is to convene speakers and technical sessions that highlight the latest and greatest in global health, with participants spanning global health experts, students, and professionals from across the global health community.
Cross-sector approaches for sustainable service delivery: Integration with education and health for sustainable NTD programming
As Ministries of Education oversee the institutions that are critical platforms for deworming, health education, linkages to health services, and collaboration between education and health provide unique opportunities for NTD service delivery and sustainability. Ms. Dolegui will present approaches from Ghana, Senegal, and Sierra Leone and discuss opportunities to strengthen collaboration.
Considerations for developing and deploying cost and economic impact models in the elimination/control of 5 PCT NTDs
The economic impact model and supporting disease-specific tools estimate the direct and indirect economic impact, efficiencies, and societal benefits of investing in NTD programs and interventions. The workshop will explain how NTD programs can use the supporting tools to develop investment cases to advocate for domestic resources and prioritize NTD investments in a multi-disease environment. It will also describe how, with support from HKI and Deloitte, Sierra Leone’s NTD program will pilot these tools and serve as the advisor on country needs, program and financial data, user testing of the tools, and utilization of the outputs for advocacy. After incorporating the feedback from the pilot in Sierra Leone, the Act | West team will make the tools available to all supported countries to create investment cases that enhance advocacy efforts for domestic resource mobilization for NTD programming.
Updates on operational research for lymphatic filariasis were shared from the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center on January 16, 2020.
The Carter Center's Emily Griswold presents on improving mass drug administration tools on January 16, 2020.
RTI's Clara Burgert and Diana Lu talk about how to ensure high-quality standardized surveys on January 16, 2020.
RTI's Clara Burgert leads a panel discussion on how to investigate and respond to LF survey failures on January 15, 2020.
IMA World Health's Abdel Direny, MD, MPH, presented guidance for transmission assessment survey preparation and supervision on January 15, 2020.
USAID's Emily Toubali provided an overview of the NTD Division's work on lymphatic filariasis on January 14, 2020
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Caitlin Worrell discussed filariasis test strip irregularity reporting in a bilingual presentation, titled "rapportage de irrégularités de FTS" in French, on January 14, 2020.