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.
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Caitlin Worrell discussed filariasis test strip quality as a diagnostic tool and reporting issues with the tool on January 14, 2020.
USAID's Emily Toubali provided an overview of the NTD Division's work on lymphatic filariasis on January 14, 2020
Tara Brandt of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided guidance on using diagnostic tests—particularly filariasis test strips—for diagnosing LF on January 14, 2020.
Le Dr Ernest Mensah de FHI 360 a fait une présentation sur l'implication communautaire dans la mise en œuvre de l'enquête lors de l'atelier de l'USAID sur l'évaluation de la transmission de la filariose lymphatique, organisé par les programmes Act to End NTDs | West et Act to End NTDs | East à Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, le 15 janvier 2020.