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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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Restarting Neglected Tropical Diseases Programs in West Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned and Best Practices

In line with the WHO recommendations and guidance issued in April 2020, USAID advised Act | West to temporarily suspend NTD field activities.

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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.
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Countries' Act | West FY 22 Work Plans

FY22 Work Plans for each of Act | West's 11 countries.
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Act to End NTDs | West FY22 Annual Work Plan

The FY22 Work Plan for FHI 360 covers October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022, the fourth year of the five-year program.
Global Health Science and Practice Technical Exchange

Global Health Science and Practice Technical Exchange

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.