Grant is closed
Jan 2013 – Mar 2018
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative
Multiple countries – Global
To provide an evidence base for the improvement and expansion of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) deworming guidelines.
$582,377 Grant Value
SCI is in a unique position to provide modelling guidance both to the WHO at the global level and to countries at national level as it provides technical support to several ongoing programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. Crucially, its connection to endemic countries allows SCI to support analysis of existing data to inform, validate and supplement the modelling work.
The schistosomiasis Markov model has been published this year and work is ongoing to make the model available online alongside the STH model. Analysis of Uganda data, along with data from other countries, is being shared with the WHO to inform programming and re-mapping strategies. Papers describing this analysis will be available in 2017.